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We moved and discovered in a bedroom closet our old Kodak carousel 600 slide projector. It is very clean, in original plastic and box. Excited, we put on one of the several trays to view. After viewing a few slides it started to smoke. My husband turned it to fan position and we realized the fan was not moving, thus it wasn't cooling off. Thus we shut it off. Can this be repaired? Is it a belt, because when we removed the bottom we can see very minute pieces of a soft black plastic type material. okhoksch

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  • Karla Hoksch Mar 24, 2011

    Can you send us on the road to trying to find the fuse? Does this fuse control the fan? We do not know where to go to find this fuse. Do you think there would be compatibility with another type of fuse? I will wait until my husband returns home and takes the fuse out and will at that time see what he thinks also. Thanks okhoksch

  • Karla Hoksch Mar 24, 2011

    Just talked to my husband and he didn't think it could run without the fuse. Does it need the fuse to run the fan? the motor runs but the fan does not move at all. Thanks okhoksch



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Welcome to FixYa!

Kodak Carousel 600 Slide Projector, wow! If I'm not mistaken, this was first manufactured around 1964.

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    Jas Barinaga Mar 24, 2011

    The most common problem with this kind of projector is overheating of it's thermal fuse.
    This is often caused by high operating temperature or abnormal electrical current surges.

    We can repair it by replacing the thermal fuse, if it is still available. It's difficult to find the replacement parts of your projector except for it's Bulb and Slide Tray. This product has been discontinued already since 2004. (Thermal Fuse Part No. 183910)

    Here's how to remove the thermal fuse:
    1. Unplug the projector from the power source and turn it upside down.
    2. Remove the screws from the base cover. (5 screws)
    3. Remove the screw holding the fuse.

    Below is an Electrical Diagram to help you pin point the location of the thermal fuse.

    Note: Sometimes there is no visible change in the appearance of a burned-out fuse.

    As of this writing, I am not able to locate where to purchase the exact thermal fuse for your projector.

    Thank you for using FixYa!
    Keep me posted.

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    Jas Barinaga Mar 24, 2011

    You're right, the projector will not turn on if the fuse is busted. I thought it's totally dead after the smoke. My bad.

    I think there is something binding the fan or the motor or the fan-belt is broken.
    The fan-belt looks something like the picture below.

    As much as I want to walk you through in replacing this belt, you need to have the service manual as your guide since this is an old model of projector.

    The fan-belt and the service manual is available at

    I hope this helps.



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