Introduzione

So, here it is, Sunday evening and my daughter attempts to make popcorn that we all get to enjoy while watching a movie. Gets the kernels, puts them into the popper, plugs it in and.....nothing. Daddy can you 'fixit'? Will see what we find....

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  1. This is the Hot Air Popper. worked pretty good and has lots of 'miles' on it. We used it often, and it did work well. New one would be about $20 at some major department stores.
    • This is the Hot Air Popper. worked pretty good and has lots of 'miles' on it. We used it often, and it did work well. New one would be about $20 at some major department stores.

    • But hey, I am frugal....

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  2. This is what it looks like for real. Still in good shape.
    • This is what it looks like for real. Still in good shape.

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  3. Diffondi allegria Fixmas
    Ottieni $12 sul tuo acquisto di $50 o più con il codice FIXMAS12
    Diffondi allegria Fixmas
    Ottieni $12 sul tuo acquisto di $50 o più con il codice FIXMAS12
    • This is looking toward the top. There are three Phillips screws that need to be removed.

    • Once removed, the black cover that holds the popping chamber can be removed. the popping chamber and the black cover are removed as one piece.

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    • The bottom cover is fastened with four screws. Remove those.

    • Once the bottom cover is removed, the blower motor is clearly visible.

    • Where the power cable attaches to the motor, are four diodes. These diodes only allow half-cycle of a full cycle of positive and negative power cycle to reach the motor.

    • The motor only gets current in one direction,allowing it to spin in one direction. After all, we are dealing with AC current here.

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    • With the bottom cover off, the hot air assembly will easily slide out. Power connections and temperature control are clearly visible.

    • Use a multimeter to check the switch for continuity.

    • Check the heating element for continuity.

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    • The problem that was visible on close inspections with a magnifying glass, was a charred diode.

    • removed the diode (it was attached by point-to-point soldering to the other ones) by de-soldering.

    • Replace the faulty diode. Description on the diode was V81 N4001.

    Nice. Thanks. Mine ended up being a loose wire nut.

    Zach Rotkin - Replica

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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