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Hello,
We have a 2-year old emerson TV that I use for
about 30 mins each day and I started noticing
that if I leave it on for about 40 mins or so, it
gives off a smell, like burning something, but it's
not a very strong smell.

Is there a way to tell if it's the TV or the
electric outlet on the wall. We do have several
outlets in the house that weren't working when we moved
in...

Thanks a bunch!

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it is possible that what you are smelling is accumulated dust on parts
of the tv that get hot.

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Hello,
We have a 2-year old emerson TV that I use for
about 30 mins each day and I started noticing
that if I leave it on for about 40 mins or so, it
gives off a smell, like burning something, but it's
not a very strong smell.

Is there a way to tell if it's the TV or the
electric outlet on the wall. We do have several
outlets in the house that weren't working when we moved
in...

Thanks a bunch!

Move the TV to another room, turn it on for an hour, then come back with
your sniffer. That should answer your question.

Seriously, if you have problems with outlets, get an electrician in there
soon to check it out.


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On 28 Feb 2005 11:55:54 -0800, someone wrote:


We have a 2-year old emerson TV that I use for
about 30 mins each day and I started noticing
that if I leave it on for about 40 mins or so, it
gives off a smell, like burning something,

It's agreeing that the shows stink.



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I would pursue the outlet possibility first. Bad wiring in the walls can
burn your house down!

"ap" wrote in message
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Hello,
We have a 2-year old emerson TV that I use for
about 30 mins each day and I started noticing
that if I leave it on for about 40 mins or so, it
gives off a smell, like burning something, but it's
not a very strong smell.

Is there a way to tell if it's the TV or the
electric outlet on the wall. We do have several
outlets in the house that weren't working when we moved
in...

Thanks a bunch!



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mc wrote:
I would pursue the outlet possibility first. Bad wiring in the walls

can
burn your house down!


Settle down, boys. TV's are ment to be left on all day. The picture
tube is getting hot, and the dust on it smells a bit, maybe even some
plastic parts around the tube getting baked a bit. Leave it on longer.
If the house has correct circuit breakers or proper 15 amp fuses, they
will protect against shorts in the wiring.
Having said that, watch out for aluminum wiring in older houses.
Corrosion at connections can indeed lead to hot spots potential
fire in the walls.

JohnK

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If the house has correct circuit breakers or proper 15 amp fuses, they
will protect against shorts in the wiring.


FALSE. It is perfectly possible for an imperfect short with a resistance
of, say, 10 ohms to start a fire without blowing a fuse.

Think about it... your electric space heater doesn't blow a fuse. And it
definitely generates an amount of heat that would start a fire if it were in
direct contact with the walls.

If two wires touch directly, with little resistance between them, the fuse
will blow.

If two wires touch and the resistance between them is in a certain range
(maybe 10 to 100 ohms), there will be a lot of heat emitted (hundreds of
watts), but the fuse won't blow.

That is what MIGHT be going on here, if there is a burnt smell coming from
the OUTLET.

If the smell is coming from the TV, then it might be dust burning off (as
you say) or it may be a resistor or power semiconductor starting to go. If
there's excessive dust inside the TV, it should be cleaned out (BY A
TECHNICIAN who knows about high-voltage precautions) so that it doesn't
cause other parts to overheat. A thermally insulating blanket of dust is
very bad for electronics.



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I recommend this product a.s.a.p.:

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp77914_33..._deodorant.htm

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gives off a smell


Are you watching the WB network?

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