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Old 08-10-2005, 10:16 PM
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Condensation in ammeter

In my lawnmower (see pics in my photo album if you wish ), there's some condensation in the ammeter, could this cause any problems down the road, will it eventually go away, or is it there for life?

It's been there since early summer when I gave it it's first hose-down of the year, dead grass means a very dusty yard, a dusty yard means a very dirty lawnmower.

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Doc here,

Sounds like what you did, was get a small amount of water up through the instrument lamp holder into the gauge causing the lense to fog up.

Yes it can cause trouble over time as it can settle on the shunt, the meter movement, the hardware, and corrode..sticking the system up..or insulating the electrical connections where they should not be..

A Possible simple cure, Is to get a hair dryer, pull the lamp out of the gauge and carefully heat the gauge up until all the water / Condensation goes away..you may have to repeat several times over a few days to get it all.

Next time put a tarp over the panel OR clean the panel by hand you don't want water in the electrics..

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