Seeking Help In Successful Repair Of Dehumidifier Power and Control Board

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kamranayub1100

Joined Oct 18, 2023
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Dear all,

I am starting this thread to seek help in the repair of a faulty dehumidifier power & control board whose replacement I am unable to find.

At this point, I have successfully identified a wary inductor blown in the circuit and an 'open' component in the series. I have 1 immediate question:

Attached pic 1 you can see a black cylindrical component next to the NTC 5D-9. It is in series with AC Power Supply Terminal>Fuse>NTC>This_Component. I am unable to figure out what this is. It is within the marking of NTC. Can anyone help with what this component is? It is showing as "Open" with DMM.

I am really hoping these will be only replacements. My understanding is: desolder these, find replacements, and install them back. Power up the supply and see what next. Is this the right approach? [I have already tested other resistors, diodes, and caps and their impedance/bias voltage looks OK]

Thanks for taking the time to help me bring this dehumidifier back online! I will keep you'all posted :)
 

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kamranayub1100

Joined Oct 18, 2023
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@Dodgydave Thank you very much, hero.

About debugging what caused this to blew:
I have (in the circuit) a few caps, a VAR, diodes (bridge rectifier is implemented with bare bone diodes), RL filter, which I have verified.

There is also a THX202 (Datasheet): no idea if this can be verified without plugging power in.
Also, an EE16P10M2 flyback transformer appears OK on a short test. [further recommendation for verifying it?]

Then starts the DC circuitry with 7805 voltage regulation IC.


I would appreciate any advice in debugging what could have caused the fuse to blow,
 

wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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Sometimes fuses just blow. It's good form to figure out why if one can, but simply replacing the fuse is a valid approach. It might buy many hours of service. If it blows again, then you have a research project.
 

Dodgydave

Joined Jun 22, 2012
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@Dodgydave Thank you very much, hero.

About debugging what caused this to blew:
I have (in the circuit) a few caps, a VAR, diodes (bridge rectifier is implemented with bare bone diodes), RL filter, which I have verified.

There is also a THX202 (Datasheet): no idea if this can be verified without plugging power in.
Also, an EE16P10M2 flyback transformer appears OK on a short test. [further recommendation for verifying it?]

Then starts the DC circuitry with 7805 voltage regulation IC.


I would appreciate any advice in debugging what could have caused the fuse to blow,
Its a switch-mode chip, you can check if the pins 3/7/8 are shorted , the 5V regulator is a TL431 Zener diode, this switches the optocoupler to tell the chip to lower the output.
 
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