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 Location: Penrith, NSW
 Member since 7 April 2012
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Hi all.
I would like to announce the resurrection of my forty-one-year-old Kriesler 59-01 CTV.
When I received this TV it was dead, missing several knobs, and had one castor broken off.

I was very happy to be able to get this TV being the first colour model from Kriesler and also a delta. It will go well sitting next to my sixty-year-old SJ Astor. Also the first of its kind.

After cleaning out the set and giving it a visual inspection, I began fault finding and had to replace one open mains fuse and a shorted tripler. When I went to my parts supplier I asked for a universal tripler. The man at the counter said “A what?” I had to show him in their catalogue. How times have changed. He works there forty hours a week and had never heard of a tripler. I remember changing them at the rate of eight to ten each week. After switching on and checking the B+ voltage I saw snow on the screen (very welcome) then a huge amount of smoke issued from the set. This turned out to be C103 across the mains. I replaced this with a mains rated cap with the less than assuring brand name of Suntan!

Again I switched on, and with the help of a test pattern DVD, a VHF modulator and a little time, I achieved a picture every bit as good as the day it came off the factory floor I am serious! Original tube excellent focus and perfect grey scale which I did not have to touch.

My concern about the electros was justified when another cloud of smoke issued forth. This time the main filter electrolytic failed. A replacement set things right.

A few other little things needed to be done and now all that is mandatory is to make safe the wrong power lead poorly joined? And insulated? To the original which had been cut off at some time in the past.

Wayne.

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 Location: Hobart, TAS
 Member since 31 July 2016
 Member #: 1959
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Good on you, it only seems yesterday that I attended the first colour training course at the Kriesler Factory
They were that good that I ended up convincing the whole family to buy this model.
Never looked back. Most lasted 20+ years.
JJ Smile.


 
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Well done!

What was the guy's name at Kriesler? Bruce Pinkerton, wasn't it?

Yes they were certainly the bee's knees. I also recommended this TV to family and friends. And serviced possibly thousands of them under warranty, not the most reliable set but far from the worst either. It's strange how these days we take straight edges and fully converged images for granted, but this was one of the few TVs in those days that could actually give you that!

If anyone sees another 59-01 I want it!


 
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 Location: Hobart, TAS
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I think the chap that took the courses at Kieisler, was either John Dunn or John Dunford.
Something similar anyway.
JJ


 
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 Sue
 Location: Daylesford, VIC
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I recognise that colour control panel - now I know where mine came from! I pulled it out of a dumped set years ago because it was so pretty looking, and I had it on display for years.

1970s AEE Miniprint capacitors are absolutely guaranteed to explode on contact with mains voltage.


 
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 Location: Perth, WA
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Beautiful telly labrat, congrats on getting her running again.


 
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 Location: Tanawha, QLD
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Used to fix lots of those back in the day back when I entered the trade in October of '86 as they were pretty common back then.

Just as a precaution replace HV tuning cap (or caps) as they had a nasty habit of of going O/C and causing the EHT to go through the roof and the EHT goes to the nearest path to ground via the deflection yoke and puts a hole in the CRT neck causing it to go to air very quickly. Sad


 
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