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How do I remove the color wheel for an RCA HD61LPW165? Needing to send it in to get it rebuilt.

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If you are talking about the light engine, your best bet is to have a tech do it.  if you are really talking about the color wheel, in my experience they are replaced not repaired ..

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62" RCA dlp loses color

If you hear any winding, whirling or screeching noise (Color Wheel symptoms)
If there is any vibrations in the TV (Color Wheel symptoms) you would need to change the color wheel.

Apr 15, 2010 | RCA HD61LPW165 61" Projection HDTV

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Where can i buy a new color wheel for a rca scenium hdlp61w151yx1

You can buy color wheel of your RCA TV from Part Store, click the link for further info.

Aug 19, 2009 | RCA HD61LPW165 61" Projection HDTV

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How to change out rca lpw42 color wheell

That tech must not know much about RCA Tvs Heres a link to the correct color wheel for your model and they will even assist you with instalation for free.

Jun 20, 2009 | RCA HD61LPW165 61" Projection HDTV

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How to replace rca color wheel

Its fairly easy. Remove the back of the TV. You'll need torx head screwdrivers as RCA uses them exclusively on their TVs. The color wheel is mounted on the light engine to the left of the lamp assembly and has three screws holding it in place. There are also two connectors which have to be undone. You may have to transfer them from the old to the new one. On rare occassions, an alignment of the wheel speed is necessary. If that's the case, you'll need to contact an RCA authorized service center to have this done.


Feb 14, 2009 | RCA HD61LPW165 61" Projection HDTV

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Part #267888 just wondering if color wheel can be repaired and how to do it. Can you buy berings for the color wheel and where?

That part is on national back order with no projected date of when it will be available. However you can get your color wheel rebuilt at the following link and they are fully guaranteed. Heres the link

Jan 23, 2009 | RCA HD61LPW165 61" Projection HDTV

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Loud squealing noise first 5 minutes after tv is turned on

Sounds like the color wheel. It's the only moving part in most DLP's and the bearings can go bad. If it manages to get up to speed the picture may look normal. One temporary solution may be to let it run a few minutes, then turn the set off for 10 minutes, then turn back on. When my color wheel was going bad that would often quieten it down. For the rest of the day, try to leave the set on, especially if you're only going to be away from the TV for short periods. You can turn off your cable or satellite box but leave the set on and you won't have to go through the hassle of trying to quieten down the color wheel until the next cold start. Of course the best solution is to replace the color wheel which even with a rebuilt unit won't be cheap if your warranty is expired.

Nov 02, 2008 | RCA HD61LPW165 61" Projection HDTV

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How to replace the color wheel on a RCA DLP

RCA DLP color wheel replacment is most efficiently done from the behind the screen, not the back panels where the guts of the DLP are located.

From there you do not need to remove anything but the color wheel and disconnect the two wires.

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Jan 18, 2008 | RCA HD61LPW165 61" Projection HDTV

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