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How do you fix relays?

My receiver has two bad relays, that sometimes do not switch. The headphones relay, and the center channel relay. If I give them a nudge or press them down they click into action. Why do they behave like this? Is there a trick to make them work better, or is the only solution to install new ones in?

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Steve is right. Its likely a bad solder connection.

Posted on Jul 09, 2014

Testimonial: "I re-soldered all 4 relays. 2 had vsible cracks in the solder joints. This fixed the problem. Thanx! :)"

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I would check the solder connections on the bottom. Relays are notorious for breaking the solder connections thus becoming intermittent

Posted on May 14, 2014

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  • Joey May 14, 2014

    Excellent suggestion! Thank you

  • nettomechs
    nettomechs May 24, 2014

    There's always a possibility that the contact plates inside the relays are dirty. In some cases the relay cases can be opened and inspection/cleaning of the plates is always recommended. After cleaning them plates I usually apply a very small amount of clear silicone grease. It's worked good for me for years.

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    nettomechs May 24, 2014

    The attached image shows a relay with half of its contacts already cleaned and the other are shown as found. This caused intermittent sound drop-outs at lower listening levels.

  • Joey Jun 06, 2014

    Nettomech, thanx for the siggestion and pics. However my relays looked rather well boxed in and I couldnt immediately see how they would open.

  • Joey Jun 06, 2014

    Nettomech, thanx for the siggestion and pics. However my relays looked rather well boxed in and I couldnt immediately see how they would open.

  • Joey Jun 06, 2014

    Nettomech, thanx for the siggestion and pics. However my relays looked rather well boxed in and I couldnt immediately see how they would open.

  • Joey Jun 06, 2014

    Dont be trigger happy on a slow phone... ;)

  • Janne Tiihonen
    Janne Tiihonen Oct 27, 2014

    What is the easies way to get to check those relays, mine are clicking and center sound don't work. I like to check those solders but it looks like difficult to get to see the bottom. What i have to disassemble?

  • Steve K Oct 27, 2014

    can't remember if this receiver has an access panel on the bottom or not. flip it over and check. If it doesn't, you will have to take the main board and turn it over - not a really easy job. Easiset way to do it is probably starting by taking off the back panel.

  • Janne Tiihonen
    Janne Tiihonen Oct 27, 2014

    There is no access panel. I was thinking that, mayby it would be easier just cut hole the bottom, not sure yet. I allready took back panel off. This looks like a difficult job, but i'm going to try. I have no use for this receiver if the center sound don't work.

  • Janne Tiihonen
    Janne Tiihonen Oct 27, 2014

    Ok. the main board is off and i have access to those relay solder connections. How i know if the solders are bad or if the relay is broken? solder looks ok, like all the solders. I don't wan't to put this back together for no nothing. Should i order new relays and replace the old ones?

  • Janne Tiihonen
    Janne Tiihonen Oct 27, 2014

    I re-soldered all relays. Nothing. any ideas? bad relay?

  • Steve K Oct 28, 2014

    does the center channel ever work? If you press on the board does it go on and off at all? Maybe you just need to reset the unit. turn it off, then press and hold the power button - this should reset it

  • Janne Tiihonen
    Janne Tiihonen Oct 28, 2014

    No it doesn't. I reseted the unit like you said, nothing. Then i hit the relay and first time i got some sound from the center, but it was only some buzzing, no good sound.

  • Steve K Oct 28, 2014

    Could be that it is not the relays at all. Try wiggling IC501 on the main board (you should be able to find it on the right side of the main board). It is also prone to having bad connections and is only for the center channel so wouldn't effect anything else if it was the problem.

  • Janne Tiihonen
    Janne Tiihonen Oct 29, 2014

    I wiggled IC501 and nothing. Got a buzzing sound again when i gave a firm hit to the middle one of the three blue relays.

  • Steve K Oct 29, 2014

    sounds like you will need to take it in to have a pro look at it. Hard to determine where the audio is stopping at without having an oscilloscope hooked up.

  • Janne Tiihonen
    Janne Tiihonen Oct 29, 2014

    Can it be bad relay? If i replace that?

  • Janne Tiihonen
    Janne Tiihonen Oct 29, 2014

    The sound what i'm getting is more like crackling than buzzing. There is also little bit off the clear sound, like what it should be.

  • Steve K Oct 29, 2014

    it doesn't really sound like the relay, but if you wanted to try it, you could swap relays from the center channel to one of the other ones and see if the problem follows the relay. That way you would know for sure

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