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Fan for bulb making loud noise

The Fan that is behind the replaceable bulb is making a really loud noise.  Took the TV in for repair, it is out of warranty.  Shop said it is was the color wheel?  I looked at it myself, seemed to be the fan that kept the bulb cool.

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  • derrick grifin Nov 26, 2007

    have a loud "whining" noise in the area of the fan for the bulb. The bulb does not light when this happens ( the bulb is new ). In a few minutes, the sound goes away and the picture comes in perfect. A few minutes later, the picture fades, the sound reappears and the screen turns black. The tv was bought brand new one and a half years ago. What causes this?

  • bigjon61 Aug 06, 2008

    I had honest technician tell me that it is the motor (bearings go bad) for the color wheel that makes that awful whining noise. He also said that the motor assembly costs $800 and that it is hard to find. I agree with another complaint that said RCA should be held responsible for this problem with some legal action to be taken if they balk.

  • thedeyoungs Feb 06, 2009

    I'm having the small problem. Hard its to get a color wheel and then replace it.



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This is 98% your color wheel. This coming from the TV repair shop. I have the same issue, and I'm trying to find a color wheel now. noone seems to have onein stock. I'm trying to find someoene to rebuild the one i have.

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