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Question on SL5 LNB replacement


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#1 OFFLINE   HarleyD

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

I need to replace the LNB on my old SL5 dish.  It is curently held in place on the arm with two 8-32, 1-3/8 bolts that go through the arm and the base of the LNB.

 

I'm noticing that newer SL5 dishes seem to use a lever actuated compression clamp to secure the LNB (which looks like a better idea...however I digress).

 

Are the commercially available SL5 replacement LNBs "universal"?  That is, will they fit either type of feed arm design or is it possible to get the wrong SL5 LNB for the feed arm on my dish?


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:05 PM

 

 

Are the commercially available SL5 replacement LNBs "universal"?  That is, will they fit either type of feed arm design or is it possible to get the wrong SL5 LNB for the feed arm on my dish?

Yes, they are universal.  “one size fits all” kind of thing

 

BTW, the lever was the best idea DirecTV® can ever come up with on their dishes. DirecTV® did this because installers would drop the screws when installing the LNB, and would not install them since they had no spares.  So now, missing LNB screws are a thing of the past!


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#3 OFFLINE   HarleyD

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

Thanks, I appreciate it and I've ordered a replacement.  I lose the signal from 103 during the hottest part of the day.  Hosing it down to cool it restores the signal for a bit it but at the peak of a two story house it's not a practical workaround.

 

The compression lever looks like a great idea, but I'll go on with what I have for now.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:24 PM

 

The compression lever looks like a great idea, but I'll go on with what I have for now.

Right, no reason to replace “just because”  as most likely you will ned an entire dish assembly 


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:30 AM

Right, no reason to replace “just because”  as most likely you will ned an entire dish assembly 

Why would he need an entire dish if only the lnb is failing?



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:33 AM

Why would he need an entire dish if only the lnb is failing?

He was referring to getting a whole new dish just for the new compression lever.

My Setup: 5-LNB Dish | SWM-16 | HR44-700 | HR24-200 | HR24-500 | Two HR22-100's


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:40 PM

Oh, so the lever is on the arm, not the lnb. I didn't catch that on the first read.


Edited by studechip, 01 September 2014 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 09:39 PM

Why would he need an entire dish if only the lnb is failing?

 

 

He was referring to getting a whole new dish just for the new compression lever.

 

 

Oh, so the lever is on the arm, not the lnb. I didn't catch that on the first read.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:51 AM

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 06:34 PM

Well, replaced the LNB and all is good.

 

The bolts were not an issue, as they were barely finger tight.  I literally needed no tools to remove the defective unit. I'm amazed that it held like that for well over 7 years.

 

I did snug them up just a bit more than that when I installed the replacement.


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 07:21 PM

Well, replaced the LNB and all is good.

The bolts were not an issue, as they were barely finger tight. I literally needed no tools to remove the defective unit. I'm amazed that it held like that for well over 7 years.

I did snug them up just a bit more than that when I installed the replacement.

That's good to hear, appreciate the update.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 08:03 PM

Awesome.  Thanks for the update.


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