[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu G5500 rotor trouble.

Kevin Schuchmann wa6fwf at sbcglobal.net
Sun May 3 05:11:18 PDT 2009

Hi Alan and Shawn,
   FYI about a month ago I attempted to get that cap from Yaesu and they 
said they
no longer sell it by itself, you either buy it with the motor  or  find a 
3rd party

> If everything checks, then it is _probably_ the 100 uF phase shift 
> capacitor
> you can see between the windings in the schematic.  You can get a
> replacement from Yaesu for $10-15 including shipping.  Replacing it is not
> hard, but it is very tedious and messy.  Unlike other versions, the G-5500
> has the capacitor in the motor housing rather than the control box.
> I had exactly the same symptoms you describe, and it was the capacitor in 
> my
> case.
> Good luck,
> Alan

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