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7591 is glowing RED
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Old 28th February 2009, 10:31 PM   #1
dognut is offline dognut  United States
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Default 7591 is glowing RED

Hello to all.Getting ready to recap & freshin up my sansui 1000a tube reciever.It works ok. However after 5 or 6 minutes one of the 7591s start to glow red. #A tube. (the vertical plate inside the tube). I did some voltage measurments when I first turned it on.Tube A cap +230v/-20 trim pot -18/-27/-23. Tube B cap +34v/-22 trim pot -17/-27/-22. Tube C cap +223v/-17 trim pot -18/-26/-22. Tube D cap +33/-21 trim pot -18/-27/-22. The last # on the trim pot looked like the wiper lead. Just for the heck of it I swaped the #6AN8 tubes There next in the circut line up & after 5 or 6 minutes # C tube started to glow red. Can I assume that I have a weak #6an8 tube???? By the way the next tube set in the circut lineup would be #12AX7s. Thanks in advance, tom
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Old 1st March 2009, 01:26 AM   #2
Eli Duttman is offline Eli Duttman  United States
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Replace all 4 coupling caps. between the phase splitters and the O/P tubes. Leaky caps. put a positive potential on the 7591 control grids, which leads to red plates.
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Old 1st March 2009, 06:16 PM   #3
danFrank is offline danFrank  United States
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7591 is glowing RED
WOW, deja vu!

I stated the following when you asked a couple of weeks ago:

"Hi, Definately replace the 4 caps that go to the control grids of the 7591 output tubes. These are almost always bad, so to change them is a must. The other caps in the unit will also be leaky but those are the main 4 that need to be replaced."

Now you probably have a 7591 that is no longer good. Why did you evn bother asking in the first place if you were just going to plug it in and see what happens? Maybe you have money to burn?

There are a lot of smart people on here that offer good advice from their own experience... you should take it, it's free.
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