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Just bout a Philips SDW1850/17 antenna rotor and ended up w/ no manual, I thought I wired it right. Silver wire to terminal one?? I can't reall tell on the motor where #1 is? Anyway, I have no manual and the motor doesn't turn. The control box clicks off degrees on the digital readout, but nothing up top

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  • cesater May 30, 2009

    no dice e-Guru - wired correctly followed all step sycronized and all - nada

  • cesater May 30, 2009

    Got it fixed - had to open the motor case where the internal DC motor was installed crooked and locked up - all is fine now - Thanks Anyway



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Good to know that u got it fixed..... 

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Please download the user manual from the link bello which would give you a correct picture how to hook it up correctly.

Thank You

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