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Electronics => Repair => Topic started by: Cyberdragon on May 18, 2017, 10:22:30 pm

Title: Trimmer Pot Autopsy and Repair
Post by: Cyberdragon on May 18, 2017, 10:22:30 pm
I found out why these upright trimmers fail. It appears to be that the plastic knob is rubbing off some sort of conductive coating causing a high resistance or break where the knob touches the track. (shown by the two light colored bands on the track). You can repair them by applying a very thin solder bridge across the break, as long as it doesn't get in the way of the knob.
(http://imgur.com/ucqpGfb.jpg)