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anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

mine crapped out i geuss. the needle jumps all over the place. damn electrical gauges. good thing i hade a spare pyro. anyone know a fix for this? also, is it possible for a thermocouple to go out?

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Re: anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

A guy on TDS had the same symptoms, ended up he had an intermittent ground where the thermocouple wire had chaffed.
A thermocouple is a really simple device. It's a pair of dissimilar wires connected (ususally twisted together & soldered) at one end. They produce a very small current when the connection area is heated. The pyrometer gauge is calibrated to amplify the electrical current to a level high enough to move the needle the correct amount.

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Re: anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

Call Autometer they will probably send you a new probe. I had issues with mine not reading correctly and they sent me a new design and it fixed the problem. I believe it was some sort of ground issue.

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Re: anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

i too am having issues with my autometer pyro the needle sticks,then i thump the face of the gauge and it reads

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Re: anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

for a while thumping the gauge on the face would work, then that stopped working too. i ended up taking the gauge and thermocouple out and replacing it with some older stuff. i believe it is a bad thermocouple. i will call autometer tommorrow and see what they say.

and for those who are wondering, i unplugged the autometer gauge and ran the autometer thermocouple to a diprocol. it would not read. when i put in the thermocouple from the diprocol gauge, the diprocol gauge worked, so i stuck it in there instead.

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Re: anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

Are they lifetime warranty? Mine died and I replaced with something else but would be nice to have the Autometer replaced to I could sell it. I have the bad gauge still sitting on the bench. I was going to disect it and try to see what went wrong. Same symptoms.

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Re: anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

Never had a problem with all the ones I've delt with....


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Re: anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

Nope ! But my autometer tanny temp gauge doesn`t work. Never has !


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Re: anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

my guage is going corkey now
turn the fan on high it reads 0
turn it too low and it works
hit the window down button and it jumps all around

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Re: anyone have problems with their autometer pyro?

my Autometer Pyro is just slow..after seeing some vids... it should respond pretty fast... .it doesnt...

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