Thread Number: 37157  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Replacing Sunbeam Mixmaster capacitors..
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Post# 396905   8/18/2018 at 02:51 (426 days old) by Seijun (Portland, OR)        

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I have a couple 1970's mixmasters, took one apart today for fun. The governor capacitor has a lot of green corrosion on the ends. Does this mean it is shot? I just want to make sure before I get rid of it and buy a "new" one. Please forgive my ignorance!

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Post# 396906 , Reply# 1   8/18/2018 at 02:52 (426 days old) by Seijun (Portland, OR)        

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*sorry, I posted this in the wrong place! I need more sleep..

Post# 396907 , Reply# 2   8/18/2018 at 03:13 (426 days old) by Seijun (Portland, OR)        

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Also, that is a resistor, not a capacitor.. *sigh*

Post# 396936 , Reply# 3   8/18/2018 at 21:45 (425 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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You could buff off the contacts with some sandpaper and then check it with a multitester to see whether it's in spec but my guess is it's probably bad. You should probably also clean the contacts inside the mixer as well.

Post# 396945 , Reply# 4   8/19/2018 at 01:40 (425 days old) by Seijun (Portland, OR)        

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Another very silly question, but can I use lemon or lime juice to clean the resistor? I've used it to clean contacts and it seems to work really well.

Post# 396967 , Reply# 5   8/19/2018 at 15:12 (424 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Possibly. I've cleaned battery contacts that way with distilled vinegar.

Post# 397059 , Reply# 6   8/21/2018 at 02:55 (423 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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As long as you don't soak it. Get out the multimeter and ohm the thing.




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