Question about Westinghouse Televison & Video

1 Answer

Westinghouse TV making crackling sound

TV-Monitor makes loud annoying sounds like a crackling/popping noise, even when muted, start up or warmed up it still makes the same noise,. Only using for VGA monitor on PC now,. my son has been using it for Xbox about 1 year, worked fine until about 6 months ago then he got a new one because of this noise,,,,I'm trying to troubleshoot it. Yes, I think the warranty has expired also.

Posted by on

  • miketbob
    miketbob Jan 06, 2013

    Ok, TV has been taken apart and I think I have found a problem. The popping/crackling sound is definitely coming from one speaker only and since it has two small speakers I'm going to cut the wires to the faulty speaker and see if this helps. It's only being used for a monitor now so what the hell right?

  • miketbob
    miketbob Jan 12, 2013

    I cut the offended speaker wire and have had nary a peep from this TV since doing so. Problem Solved. Thanks for everything, everyone.



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 18 Answers

I have had the same issue with a Westinghouse 50 inch LED TV. I believe it is not the power supply but the HDMI input. You can temporarily work around by plugging your primary source into the other HDMI. You may also get some relief by using the Westy remote, finding the TV menu, then selecting (Option) (Restore All). There may be an arcane procedure to reset the HDMI.

Posted on Sep 06, 2014

  • net_serv Sep 06, 2014

    Found the pre-eminent solution! This should work on many TVs with HDMI which exhibit snow + crackling of the audio. First, turn off the TV. Second, unplug all input video sources. Finally, using the power button ON THE TV (NOT THE REMOTE), press and hold for fifteen seconds. Now, plug in your video sources and the HDMI should be clear.



6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1667 Answers

SOURCE: Black Screen but sound works

Any part in your set can be replaced. It is a question of cost, and the qualifications of the service person. For this set it is important that only the manufacture service rep work on it. There are specialized tools, training, and setups for performing service on this type of set.

A poping sound is caused by a component actualy rapidly blowing! This should be looked after. Using the set can only create more problems. Components rapidly blow because of a catastrophic short or over-voltage condition of some type.

The manufacture service rep can do a visual inspection of all the circuit boards, and replace the board with the one that shows signs of physical damage. He will then run diagnostics, and perform the proper troubleshooting to find the cause of the problem and replace any other defective parts or circuit boards.

The repairs on these TV sets can be rather expensive. Ask for an estimate before approving any work done. When buying any of these TV sets it is best to take an extended warranty. This is an insurance in case of an expensive failure.

From your description, I would suspect a section of a power supply has failed, and possibly a failure in one of the main driver circuits. This type of repair will not normaly be low in cost.

Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

  • 1077 Answers

SOURCE: Continuous crackling from TV speakers

I'm sure you have figured this one out. TV itself is causing the problems.
The circuit board that produces the audio signal seems to be the problem.
Before you call the repairman, go to the web site just to get an idea of what the parts will cost. That way he doesn't rip you off.

I hope I answered your question correctly. Please rate me. :)

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • 5568 Answers

SOURCE: Popping

Your description indicates a defective solder joint in the main power supply that is causing electrical arcing. These sets are never completely 'off' otherwise they could not respond to the remote when not operating.
If severe enough, you may be able to smell 'something electrical' at the top vents of the back panel. Another potential source (less likely) is the impending failure of some power semiconductor that is causing the random, momentary interruption of current and the restart of operation which will cause exactly the kind of problems you are having. 
This is not typical and comes from sloppy quality control, something we will just have to live with since all of our electronics are assembled by ill-trained former Chinese laborers.
If you have decent manual skills and a good soldering tool (preferably a soldering 'station,' temperature controlled), you may be able to visually locate the defective joint and reflow it with fresh rosin-core solder. The power supply will be a smaller board with larger components on it; particularly cylindrical parts and one or more larger blocks which are the transformers.   
For this reason, I regularly recommend not disposing of your old CRT TVs but buying the set-top digital to analog convertors and putting them both in a dry place to use when our modern sets fail.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • 121 Answers

SOURCE: our tv made a loud pop/crack sound and went

look take the back cover off and look at the pwr fuse its located near the main on/off switch .replace if blown. before you switch back on is the set damp free you could have an ht leak so warm back of set make sure its perfectly dry an hair dryer works well but don't hold too close to single components.if all this works cover set at night with a towel over the air vents when not in use to avoid moisture on line transformer. this answer would work with an ht leak .but the problem could lie elsewhere . good luck farr64

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

  • 304 Answers

SOURCE: 46" Samsung LCD, no sound output whatsoever

First try hooking up a different source such as a DVD player or Cable box and see if you have audio. If you do then check the audio output from the computer. If you do not have audio then make sure the tv audio is up half way and turn off the set. When you do this you should hear the down chime provided you have the chime turned "on". If you do not hear the down or up chime then the sudio circuits on the Main bd are bad and the Main bd will have to be replaced. A quick way to check to see if the audio circuits are working is to listen for the up or down chime when turning on of off the set coming from the tv speakers speakers.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Bose Companion 3 Speakers make a popping noise.

No solution i'm afraid. But i have the exact same problem. Terrible cracking interference. Unplug everything else in the house and they still crackle. Very annoying. Decided to buy a new woofer on ebay as that seemed to be the problem with possible faulty switch, but the new woofer has a different connection for the volume control. Incredibly frustrating. If you have any luck let me know. Bose want eighty quid to repair...

Jan 31, 2013 | Bose Companion 3 Computer Speakers

1 Answer

TV makes very loud crackling noise

crackling in the speakers of 42"flat screen tv

Jul 20, 2010 | LG 42LC2D 42 in. LCD HDTV

1 Answer

Speaker static noise

The first thing to try is plugging a set of headphones into the speaker plug and testing, see if the crackling continues, if it doesn't it sounds like a short in your speakers (or the sound card, but my guess would be the speakers).

Post your results here so we can further assist you.

Mar 24, 2009 | Gateway Media Center 610XL PC Desktop

1 Answer

Continuous crackling from TV speakers

I'm sure you have figured this one out. TV itself is causing the problems.
The circuit board that produces the audio signal seems to be the problem.
Before you call the repairman, go to the web site just to get an idea of what the parts will cost. That way he doesn't rip you off.

I hope I answered your question correctly. Please rate me. :)

Feb 26, 2009 | Samsung LN-T3253H 32 in. LCD Television

1 Answer

Sony Bravia XBR-2 32-inch LCD with popping noise problem

Unfortunately, we have the same problem. We hear popping and our sound goes lower. It is not the cable box for us, it's definitely the TV; however, it happens, on our set, after its been on for a few minutes and then goes away after half an hour or so -- however, this evening its been happening for the past hour and the TV has been on for the evening.

Jun 10, 2008 | Westinghouse LTV-27W2 27 in. HD-Ready LCD...

1 Answer

Cracking noise and flickering screen

Sounds like you have a bad flyback Transformer...Crackling is high voltage leaking. I would quit turning it on and replace the main board in the set if you are good at soldering you can replace the flyback transformer but cost wise it is easier to replace main board. 20" might not even be worth the repair.

Nov 02, 2007 | Insignia IS 20" TV040919 TV

1 Answer

Snap, crackle sound from Sanyo TV

It sounds to me as if possibly ya Main IC Amp Chip & OR the Output Capacitors are failing... Sometimes it is a sign of a power supply on it's way out... Either way it's time for a repair shop quote. Either that or it may be the speakers crossovers... to check this, if you can, try another set of speaker... see if problem is still there. If it IS, then it IS most probably as I said above.. If NOT then it may be one or both of the "Crossover Network" in each speaker...

Sep 01, 2007 | Sanyo AVM-3659S 36" TV

2 Answers

Buzzing sound coming from TV

Sounds like a power supply, could be a large capacitor or a large transformer making the noise

Mar 14, 2007 | Harsper HP-4200VPM Television

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

Related Topics:

397 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Westinghouse Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74383 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2318 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5163 Answers

Are you a Westinghouse Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides