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GE D52GW12 52 in. Rear...

Same exact problem, tv off, sparks, smoke. tv manufactured in Dec.04, I purchased Jan 05. just about 3yrs later, tv is worthless. i submitted an incident report.

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  • NAKYNAK May 17, 2008

    I AM PISSED MY TV IS SPARKING IN THE REAR. BEST BUY WANTS 100 IN HOME SERVICE PARTS AND LABOR aRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • King Max Jun 23, 2008

    Same problem! Same TV same purchase time. I was sleeping and all of a sudden..................sparks, smoke & now the TV won't power up. I had a repair man look at it and he's telling me it will cost around $350 or more to fix. Something abou the main power panel? Sounds like GE should do a recall!

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    I have the same problem , smoke, burning wires, ect.

  • tent-g Oct 26, 2008

    smoke sparks and fire



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Email or call the BBB and report GE

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Same problem. TV manufactured in 2004. Sparks, smoke, etc etc. I didn't have a TV repairman look at it, but I talked to one and he said about $300 to $400.

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You need a new replacement flyback. They cost about 50 dollars at the following link , and they provide free tech support so you can do the repair yourself which takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and requires only basic soldering skills. Heres the link.
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This advice applies to all appliances manufactured by GE. Determining the manufactured date of most appliances is accomplished by looking at the SERIAL NUMBER. On GE appliances this is determined by the following method:

The manufactured date is determined by the 1st two letters of the serial number

Example: FY456789

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A – JAN
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G – 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
H – 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
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NOTE: Some Kenmore appliances are manufactured by GE and will have the following prefixes in the MODEL number:

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Determining the Age of Your Maytag Appliance


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The LAST two letters in the serial number identifies the date code.

Example: 123456FY

The 1st Letter is the YEAR.

A – 1978/2002
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J – 1982/2006
K – 1970/1994
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Q – 1985/2009
R – 1973/1997
S – 1986/2010
T – 1974/1998
U – 1987/2011
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NOTE: Some later model Maytag appliances are manufactured by Whirlpool. The serial numbers may be in a different format. Check the MODEL number for any of the following prefixes:

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The manufactured date is determined by the 1st two letters of the serial number

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1st Letter is the MONTH

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Please report these problems to the consumer product safety commision. I beleieve this common problem with large sparks and flames warrants a recall.

https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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