My RCA is 2 1/2 years old, not under warranty anymore. Yesterday I heard loud noise, I jumped up and looked behind. There were sparks coming out of the back. I unplugged it. It is going to cost $100.00 just to get it looked at. Is it worth fixing? or Should I just replace it?
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Re: RCA D52W19 SPARKS IN REAR
The high voltage transformer could be the cause and isn't that tough to replace on RCA's. The units I have seen "spark" have had holes in the side of the transformer which allows 30KV to find its path to ground anyway it can. I wouldn't suggest just the average person attempt this repair though.
Was there actually power when the Television was sparking? I would suggest replacing the power module and having someone test the voltage coming out of the plug it was plugged into did it trip the breaker?
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The loud pop you hear is a spark gap being jumped. That might happen once an awhile naturally due to a voltage spike but if it's happening regularly chances are something needs replacing. Capacitors are prime suspects for aging, in fact when a capacitor(big one) blows it sounds just like that.
sounds like your magnetron went out . check how old it is, sometimes the manufacture gives a 5-10 yr warrenty on part if no warranty on unit then it may not be worth fixing depending on how much u spent on it. part roughly 89.99-139.99 labor 85-165.00 depending on who u use and were u live. hope this helps . thanx..