i'm trying to fix this right now on my resistor block, the middle one is broken, but the other ones read massive amounts of resistance, like, 1.1Mohms and stuff :-\
what the hell is wrong here? does anyone know the resistance values for all three coils? then I can just replace them with normal resistors and be done with it...
Coincidentally, I am too. Second soob same prob. I just took apart one bad resistor, cleaned to a shiny spot the resistance materials to stop the crazy readings, away from the resistor block, meaning it is the only thing between the leads of meter. and also verified my ohm meter with a .1 on a 200ohm scale by touching the leads together. Here is what I come up with consistently:
The tiny strand: .3 solid
the middle one: .5 to .7 is as steady as I could get
The big one: .8 to .9 solid
on a 200 0hm scale I have not a clue what these numbers mean. I simply multiplied it by 200. I have never used an ohm meter until a soob with spfi. with my crazy math:
the small to big would be 60 then 120, then 160 (or 180- which seems to fit a pattern)
I am sure my findings are out there bizarre, there is a chance they aren't. I thought in this very thread someone posted the numbers already. I need to fix for the third time, with real high grade resistors accurate numbers. I found strangely the greater the resistance the faster the fan got- is this backwards?
Having not a clue of the numbers I came up with are correct, I sought out some resistors (what the heck- they are cheap enough to be wrong)
- the big one nearest find = 178 (hmmm)
- middle= 118
- smallest = 59
If someone could analyze the 200 ohm scale on the meter part to reassure me, I would try this with confidence. 5 watt or greater- given the area a resistor can fit, It can't be all that large. I just got a 25w 1k ohm resistor and it is at least a couple of inches long- so to proportianate this, maybe 10 watt for the block would fit- in a resistor cover, perhaps ceramic, like all the other safe and reliable ones. They even have a fireproof version, resisting correctly until the end of earth for all I know.