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Weird Problem

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Horsefan, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. Horsefan

    Horsefan AllStar

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    I have a samsung receiver in my room over the garage and I just noticed a strange problem this winter.

    When my oil furnace turns on (it is located in the garage), I lose signal on the satellite televison in that room for 1-3 seconds. Really strange. No other problem with the receiver or anything else. It only occurs when the furnace turns on...no other time.

    I have another receiver in my main tv room and it is unaffected.

    Any thoughts on what may be causing this?

    Jim
     
  2. TEN89

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    is it a electric started furnace? if it is, maybe its on the same outlet line and when the furnace turns on it messes with the receiver a few seconds.
     
  3. Horsefan

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    Thanks for replying. It is an oil furnace, but of course the fan is electric that starts up. I'm no electrician but the furnace has its own breaker (if that makes sense to anybody) The outlet to my receiver is on another breaker. To reiterate, the receiver stays on, the video just freezes or goes away for a couple of seconds when the furnace comes on. Weird but true.

    Jim
     
  4. ERSanders

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    I would appear that there is a voltage drop when the motor turns on. This is a basic electrical supply problem which should be dealt with by an electrician. The quick fix might be a small UPS on the Satellite receiver, but you should get the underlying problem resolved.
     
  5. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Banned User

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    Oil furnaces also use an electric igniter that draws a considerable amount of amps when starting.

    It does sound as though there is a voltage drop or other electrical interference problem involved, so a UPS might solve the problem. Or it might not.
     
  6. deraz

    deraz Daydreamer DBSTalk Gold Club

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    What is a UPS? I can't imagine a brown truck delivering packages will help.
     
  7. trnsfrguy

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    Uninterruptible Power Supply
     
  8. B Peck

    B Peck New Member

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    Is the receiver getting turned off or does it just say searching for sat. You could test to see if the furnace is really effecting it through the circut by running an extension cord from the receiver to an outlet that is on a different circut.

    Bryan
     
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