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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:33:13 AM on 5 January 2016.
Botswanamauve's avatar
 Location: Adelaide, SA
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Hi, I am after parts for a 1977 Kriesler TV anyone out there know where to start? I am in Adelaide.

Cheers Steve.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:38:02 AM on 6 January 2016.
Ian Robertson's avatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Hi Steve

Many parts you are likely to need are still available from trade sources.
Depends on what parts you need.
What chassis series do you have? There should be an envelope inside the cabinet and hopefully the circuit diagram is still there.
From 1974 to 1976 I used to repair Krieslers under warranty. I also have a friend who was in the design team at Kriesler in that era and may still have some parts.
If your CRT is OK you have a viable resto case. But I guess you wouldn't know that yet.

Tell us more, post pics.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:54:43 PM on 6 January 2016.
Botswanamauve's avatar
 Location: Adelaide, SA
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Hi Ian,Thank you for replying, I will post some pictures and details ASAP

Cheers
Steve


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 1:04:06 PM on 5 February 2016.
Dew's avatar
 Dew
 Location: Perth, WA
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You haven't listed any particular problem..... but

From memory the biggest problem with most Kriesler TVs of that vintage were poor solder joints (dry joints), especially in and around the power supply area.

This usually resulted in the Chopper transistor failure (A BU326 I think).
Resolder the SMPS PC board and the plug in driver board before replacing the chopper and powering up, otherwise the chopper will fail again.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 2:27:14 PM on 6 February 2016.
Ian Robertson's avatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Yes Dew I concur.

You could plug the modules into the back of the boards in the early models for easy service access but once they went to wave soldering doing this would spread the contacts in the module sockets. The pins were thicker because of the extra solder. In any case it's a good idea to re-tension the contacts in the modules using a darning needle.

Remember that the module end of the power supply is live to mains. When working on it use an isolation transformer of at least 300VA, preferably more.

Correctly set up these TVs are capable of excellent picture quality.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 3:48:18 PM on 6 February 2016.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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I'd expand the bad joint problem to any parts that are large or heavy or hot or in the power supply or line output stage. Of course dry joints can occur anywhere, but the majority happen in the above places.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:06:12 PM on 7 April 2016.
Botswanamauve's avatar
 Location: Adelaide, SA
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Hi All, I live in Adelaide can anyone suggest a repairer to get my Kriesler 660 up and going?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 1:04:21 PM on 8 April 2016.
Ian Robertson's avatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Pity I live in Sydney.

I reckon I know more about those Krieslers than almost anyone. Several years working on almost nothing else while they were new, under warranty, liason with the factory, training service technicians etc. etc.

If you can't find anyone closer who's willing and able to take it on, shipping the TV to Belrose in Sydney is possible. My company uses Cope Sensitive Transport to transport very large and heavy flat screen TVs all over the country. It would be a matter of packing it securely, measuring the dimensions and I could get you a quote. They were originally shipped bolted to a wooden pallet that was then discarded. Something similar could be done.

Ian


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 1:53:04 AM on 9 April 2016.
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 Location: Surrey Downs, SA
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I'm not sure if I am allowed to suggest the shop where I work, the manager and two of the techs cut their teeth on those sets so they could get it sorted if needed...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 6:15:23 AM on 9 April 2016.
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I'm not sure if I am allowed to suggest the shop where I work...

You are allowed. Shock

Advertising of a relevant repair business is fine here as long as it isn't laid on in every thread. Additionally, if your boss wants the business details added to the Services Directory you or him can send me an e-mail with the details and I'll add them.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 12:15:31 AM on 12 April 2016.
Colinardo's avatar
 Location: Surrey Downs, SA
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Thanks Brad. Botswanamauve, you could talk to Angelo at The Electronic Audio Workshop 0882932198 bearing in mind he runs a repair business concerned with getting things out the door in working condition to pay the bills, not a full restoration etc (although we are at liberty to replace extra components, resolder joints, cleaning/adjusting in order to make it more reliable...). If you look at their web page, you wont see me as I have only recently returned after a 5-year hiatus raising my children! Alternatively, Mr Robertson in Sydney sounds like the best bet and I could help you dismantle the set and pack the main modules and wiring safely to save on freight and risk to the tube, in order to send it to him, if that could be made a feasible option? It would be great to see that old set going again, especially if it is a real Australian designed Kriesler, although the sets with the later Philips chassis like KL9, KT3 etc were good too...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 7:31:50 PM on 12 April 2016.
Botswanamauve's avatar
 Location: Adelaide, SA
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Hi, Thank you to everyone for their suggestions in regards to my Kriesler televisions I will start on the job soon and thanks again everyone.

Cheers Botswanamauve


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 5:12:38 PM on 6 May 2017.
Botswanamauve's avatar
 Location: Adelaide, SA
 Member since 14 April 2014
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Hi, I am about to start on my Kriesler 660 and I just thought I would see if anyone in the Adelaide area knows anything in regards to this make and model.


 
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