Mitsubishi dlp tv model number wd57732 purchased 2-20-2007
Keep getting error message " blocked airflow tv will shut down in 45 seconds then the tv shuts down and it takes between 4 to 8 restarts to get it to stay on.. The airflow is not blocked and the lamp access door is secure. Any suggestions.
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you need a new power supply unit these after some time get old and start over heating causing the tv to heat up intermediately if you take it to a repair shop and have that replaced it will be like new again
The first would be excessive dust causing inadequate airflow through the lamp cage. Cleaning the filter may resolve the problem.
It could also be that one, or both, of the temperature sensors could be defective. This is a known problem to the extent that Mitsubishi extended the warranty an extra two years on your model and similar models with the same design.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc (MDEA) 2006 DLP® Projection Televisions Models: WD-52631, WD-57731, WD-65731, WD-Y57, WD-Y65, WD-57732, WD- 65732, WD-57831, WD-65831. As part of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, MDEA is announcing an extension of the warranty coverage to replace the thermal sensor for the above referenced models. For a period of two additional years beyond the one year limited warranty, MDEA will cover the cost of the thermal sensor (parts and labor) at no charge. All other terms of the MDEA limited warranty will continue to apply.
If the set is only 3 1/2 months old, you should still have warranty coverage. Opening up the unit will void the warranty, so don't open up the set. Call for warranty service. In all probability, the air flow sensor is defective. The message you are seeing is a result of the air flow not being detected or not sufficient. In any case, this is a covered problem and should cost you nothing to fix.
That problem with the "AIRFLOW Blocked" is now covered by Mitsubishi (parts & labor) Contact a good repair shop and they should fix it free. I had that same problem the tech came out and fixed it in about 30min.
mitsubish has issued a service bullietin about the problem. which means ussally they will pay for its repair. the reson it says airflow bock is that there is a temperture sensor that is at fault... it needs replaced.