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color wheel for model # M61WH74S 

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Apr 22, 2014

I have the same issue, we've had to change our bulb three times in less than two years. now we have 61" expensive paper weight. Our current bulb is less than 6 months old. The TV is only 2 years old and like i said this is our third bulb.

the blue light blinks 4 times. you get sound. then a few minutes the the picture returns... then it goes out, and the cycle goes on.

A solution to this would be greatly appreciated.

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Aug 15, 2012

Dial the tint adjustment

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Dec 27, 2011

Mine started to howl last year, I sprayed out the motor using carb cleaner / lubricant. Its been running fine for over a year since.

My guess is, the bushing gets plugged with dust particals. If you catch it as soon as it starts to squeek, the carb cleaner trick may work for you too.

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Apr 01, 2011


RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Dec 17, 2010

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

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Oct 22, 2010

Check this link to find the color wheel for your DLP.

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Sep 20, 2010

almost certain this is a lamp problem, bulbs blow up
if you remove the lamp you can see if the bulb is broken inside.

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Aug 07, 2010

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 ..

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Jul 29, 2010

that would be the color wheel as if it was the fan it would have stopped by now. So yes check the color wheel by all means, let me know what you find, please do click the accept button for my efforts, thanks Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/edwy_1a56970cf1ea4620

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Apr 23, 2010

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.

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Apr 15, 2010

Replace Lamp Call Mats 1-800-628-1118

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Mar 24, 2010

No, LED light engines are different than Mercury Vapor lamp engines. They have different power supplies and different control boards.

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Mar 14, 2010

mine does the same exact thing nothing fixes it, it only goes away after the tv warms up

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Feb 21, 2010

You have a faulty DMD module. It has millions of microscopic mirrors that are responsible for reflecting light onto the color wheel and produce an image. A common problem on projection tvs and the only solution is to replace the DMD module. The part costs around 300$ and is a DIY repair if you have prior experience in electronics as you have to slide out the chassis to replace it hence you should know what not to touch. A service manual should be off mighty help for this repair so I will check if I have one for this model.

RCA HD61LPW165... • Answered on Feb 19, 2010

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