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Traynor won't turn on!

famouspogs

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So after awhile of playing my Traynor YGM-4 in the garage and bringing it in it won't turn on anymore. I tried hitting the circuit breaker switch to see what would happen and when i turned it on the pilot light was on about 2 seconds then you could hear something click inside of it. Anyone have any idea what could have happened? edit: I just tried hitting the circuit breaker and starting it on standby and it started fine. I then put it on operate and got some static and it shut off and clicked.
 
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famouspogs

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It could just be a bad set of EL84's.
Hopefully. They are both lighting up though. I don't think this amp has ever had a cap job done on it so maybe one of them has gone. I also noticed a type of "burning plastic" smell when opening the amp up. I think something internal died.
 

dazco

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He may be right. Pull the power tubes and turn it on. If the pilot stays on and no click sounds, you have a shorted tube.
 

famouspogs

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I put in an EL84 from my blues junior and that didn't fix anything. The burning plastic smell apears to be coming from the first power tube slot. I think something near there has gone.
 

Critter

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It shouldn't cause a problem to turn it on without the tubes in. It just won't send current to the output transformer..
 

Jon Silberman

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Good thing it's only the amp (I was afraid Traynor was your SO). ;)

Seriously, if it were me, I would NOT turn it on again, I'd get it to a qualified tech pronto. Now it's probably only a tube or cap. Don't turn it into a melted tranny.
 

Tone_Terrific

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I also noticed a type of "burning plastic" smell when opening the amp up. I think something internal died.
Tubes won't get smelly but the classic stink of fried electronics is never a good sign. Turning on without being prepared to troubleshoot it at this point is a waste.
 

famouspogs

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Tubes won't get smelly but the classic stink of fried electronics is never a good sign. Turning on without being prepared to troubleshoot it at this point is a waste.
Yeah I'm not going to turn it on anymore. It seems to be something near the first power tube slot. I'm just hoping this won't be an expensive fix.
 




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