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avatar: ertl
ertl
4 posts
Replied to ertl's post on September 8th, 2014

I'm having problems with my 5424 R and was hoping you could help me out here.

The centrifuge runs smoothly as long as it is spinning up or running normally, but as soon as it tries to break, Err 6 appears on the screen. I've already talked to a technician, but they were not too helpful.

Can you tell me how to get into the Err 6 sub menu, so I can see if there's something I can do about this error?

 

greets, ertl

avatar: ertl
ertl
4 posts
Replied to ertl's post on September 8th, 2014

Me again,

I already fixed it. Just had to open it and solder a wire back on to the power resistor. Now it's perfectly working again.

avatar: LabWrenchEditor
LabWrenchEditor
2201 posts
Replied to ertl's post on September 8th, 2014

Hi Erti,

Thank you for sharing your solution with us! Always appreciated!

Best Regards,
Kylie

avatar: urimini
urimini
1 posts
Replied to ertl's post on September 25th, 2014

Thanks etrl for sharing this.

 

I am having the same problem. Where should I look to find the power registor?

 

Thanks,

-nj

avatar: ertl
ertl
4 posts
Replied to urimini's post on September 25th, 2014

Hey nj,

 

the power resistor is in the back of the device, it's round, about 7cm long and looks like this: 

 

 

You know that something is wrong with the breaking cycle when the device is working fine while spinning up and holding the speed,  but the moment it tries to slow down, the error appears.

avatar: jnam
jnam
1 posts
Replied to ertl's post on April 9th, 2015

Thanks. This is exactly what happened to my 5424R.

Removing cover was not easy to figure out, though.

Just in case anybody has similar problem: remove lid first and then the big cover.

Cheers.

Replied to jnam's post on July 10th, 2017

HI,

 same issue with mine when starting also !!

can you send me the picture of what the resistor looks like ?

ERTL ?

 

thanks

avatar: ertl
ertl
4 posts
Replied to Jonathan Bélanger's post on July 10th, 2017

Quote Jonathan Bélanger

HI,

 same issue with mine when starting also !!

can you send me the picture of what the resistor looks like ?

ERTL ?

 

thanks

 

 

Hey Jonathan,

unfortunately the post is almost 3 years old and the centrifuge has been back at the lab since then.

But the resistor is easily spotable in the back of the device. Do you have a picture of yours so I can mark it?

 

Best,

ertl

Replied to ertl's post on July 10th, 2017

please write an email to me !

avatar: wlin00
wlin00
4 posts
Replied to Jonathan Bélanger's post on July 14th, 2017

Did you get the Error 6 problem solved on your Eppendorf 5424?

avatar: wlin00
wlin00
4 posts
Replied to wlin00's post on July 14th, 2017

I also need a picture of the power resistor and how to fix it by soldering a wire to it. Thanks.

avatar: wlin00
wlin00
4 posts
Replied to Jonathan Bélanger's post on July 14th, 2017

Quote Jonathan Bélanger

please write an email to me !

Hi Jonathan

Here is my email.   

Thanks.

avatar: grumpy_cat
grumpy_cat
1 posts
Replied to wlin00's post on March 21st, 2018

It's definitely the brake resistor.   I used to replace many of those when I was employed with Eppendorf.  It was a common problem when I last worked there.  

avatar: Dongbo
Dongbo
4 posts
Replied to ertl's post on December 3rd, 2019

Hi, Ertl:

Could you send me email to help me to fix the same issue?

Thank you very much.

Dongbo

 

avatar: Dongbo
Dongbo
4 posts
Replied to wlin00's post on December 3rd, 2019

Hi, Win00:

Have you solved your 5424R problem? 

Could you email for indicating the location of the power resistor?

Thank you.

Dongbo

 

avatar: Dongbo
Dongbo
4 posts
Replied to grumpy_cat's post on December 3rd, 2019

Could you email me a picture to show the power resistor in the centrifuge?

Many thanks.

Dongbo

 

avatar: Dongbo
Dongbo
4 posts
Replied to Dongbo's post on December 3rd, 2019

I fixed the issue.

 

Thanks.

avatar: elizh
elizh
3 posts
Replied to Dongbo's post on December 9th, 2019

Hi Dongbo,

I'm having the same problem. Could you please let me how you fixed it? Thanks a lot!

avatar: elizh
elizh
3 posts
Replied to grumpy_cat's post on December 11th, 2019

Hi, I'm having the same Error 6 problem. Could you please let me how to fix it? I couldn't locate the brake resistor. Thanks a lot!