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    Fieldpiece SPK1

    I know this is not an expensive tool but while I was using it today it started to display LLL and not do anything. I changed the battery and still nothing. Does that mean it is deaded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty hvac View Post
    I know this is not an expensive tool but while I was using it today it started to display LLL and not do anything. I changed the battery and still nothing. Does that mean it is deaded?
    You can swap it out at your local distributor. Just have them call us for an RMA number when you go in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussellHarju View Post
    You can swap it out at your local distributor. Just have them call us for an RMA number when you go in.
    I will do that. Thanks Russell..


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    That sounds like good advice for sure.

    But , for the record...is it , you know ...? I mean if you had to say ...

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    I use the SPK1 all the time. The few I have managed NOT to lose long enough for this to happen, I took apart and the wires to the probe had broken at the pivot point, most likely from opening/closing one to many times.

    If I don't lose one, I usually get about 1 to 1 1/2 years out of them before i get a LLL on the screen (and I use them several times a day).

    All that being said I still love the SPK1. The folding feature is great for wedging it in a duct, and allowing the temp to stabilize while doing something else. I know It lasts longer than other pocket thermometers because the probe folds away. I have broken so many where the metal probe meets the plastic housing.
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    Sorry for digging up an old thread, I had this happen to me just the other day with a SPK2. I was informed that it was only 1 year warranty and to just buy another one from the supply house.

    I took it apart and like Glenn Harrison found the wires broken off the solder points on the pc board. A quick work over with a solder iron and a bit of flux and good as new.

    I'll probably get another SPK2 to use alongside the 2 SPK2 and SPK1 I currently have but thought I'd share how I'm getting more life out of mine.

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