Originally Posted by saqunebi
Well it's my time to whine a bit. I have not been out prospecting for a few years but when my 70th rolled around I decided I better get to it real soon. I went to check on my trailer and discovered the batteries were "dry", boiled away: there goes a couple of hundred bucks. Then I found the interior lights didn't - light that is. So the WFCO board is bad, more bucks down the drain. Why can't I find a schematic to repair the board or isn't that done any more? I guess if times weren't so damn tough I could get a part-time job for a month or so and replace it. Can't even get a job in the U.S. any more without producing a dossier - proof of this and proof of that. Used to go to a construction work site and get a few bucks for clean-up work but can't even do that now. So anyone have a schematic for a WFCO WF-8955? I'd rather not pay hundreds for a whole board when small part might cost a few bucks.
Get ready for another shock. I just repaired my dad's "obsolete" electronic air cleaner. One of the Zeners went bad. It was obvious because of the burn marks on the board.
After 5 DAYS of internet searching I finally found a place that would sell me a pair of diodes. Minimum quantities of 500 for most vendors (or 200 dollar minimum order).
The 4 Zeners (yea I needed one but there were two on the board) plus shipping and "handling" was 30 bucks.
The 500 min quantity places had them for 25 cents each.
They were 5 bucks each at the "yea I can get those for ya" place and 10 dollars for "shipping"
They came in an envelope with a 44 cent stamp on it.
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