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    Help with info on watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner WT

    Does anyone have specs for a modern transformer for this unit? The only place repairing these are charging ridiculous amounts for their transformer and service.

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    Re: Help with info on watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner WT

    You are probably relegated to one of the handful of folks who still repair these...and service isn't cheap. But they are great units and still worth repairing. Alternatively, the new $3900 Matador is an excellent unit. Regards, BG

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenchGuy View Post
    You are probably relegated to one of the handful of folks who still repair these...and service isn't cheap. But they are great units and still worth repairing. Alternatively, the new $3900 Matador is an excellent unit. Regards, BG
    Yes the service some people offer isn't cheap at all. The machine is almost completely restore except for the transformer that is sending out too much voltage on the secondary coil side that's shorting out my fuse. If someone had the proper specs for it or maybe the measured voltage on that side I might be able to replace with a modern transformer and build a mount for it. I'm not getting accurate readings at all. Also that matador is vary nice looking but this watchmaster wt is a project I'm enjoying restoring with modern components.


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    Getting the transformer rewired is not hard. Just need to push out the wedge and then use a razor blade to cut the varnish that is holding all the core plates together. Once I done that I gave the wire wound to my local motor rewind shop. Est time for him to complete because he is doing it on the side is two weeks and 100$. Was cheapest price I could find and he also re did my two transducers for 50$. One reason for re doing the transducers was because one of them arched and caused the wire to split in half within the winding. I will be posting more photos soon of the complete work. In over all it was cheaper just to do it all my self with local work then send it off to someone. 40$ for all new electronic capacitor, resistors and new wire.


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    So today I got back my rewind transformer, after searching for someone to redo it. Tell me what you all think. I'll be posting more photos of the complete work done to the electronics.

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    Re: Help with info on watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner WT

    I am not familiar with the machine, but much admire your tenacity, skill and dedication in getting it back up and running.
    And of course think of the money you have saved.
    Now with the money you have saved you will be able to spend it on a special treat, one cannot have enough tools?

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    Re: Help with info on watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner WT

    Quote Originally Posted by Be Jewelled View Post
    I am not familiar with the machine, but much admire your tenacity, skill and dedication in getting it back up and running.
    And of course think of the money you have saved.
    Now with the money you have saved you will be able to spend it on a special treat, one cannot have enough tools?

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    Thanks Be Jewelled, haha yes you can never have enough tools.

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    What the electronics looked like before


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    After a bit of re work, notice the new transformer has not been placed in yet. So this is just a sneak peak before j start posting hundreds of photos.


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    Re: Help with info on watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner WT

    Are you going to replace all the old and probably leaky capacitors? I would if I was you!

    It's always good to restore old good quality equipment, these days we just tend to chuck stuff away.

    Nice one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakepottery View Post
    Are you going to replace all the old and probably leaky capacitors? I would if I was you!

    It's always good to restore old good quality equipment, these days we just tend to chuck stuff away.

    Nice one!
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    Hey Andy,

    Yes the caps and resistors have all been replaced. I just need to order a few other parts and it will be complete.

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