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Think my Johnson A419 just died
« on: February 25, 2012, 11:23:35 PM »
After 4 years of service, I just tried to change the setpoint on my Johnson temperature controller and pushing the menu button had no effect. 

I opened it up, and I can't see that there's any visible issue.  The menu button appears to be mounted on the circuit board just like the other two.  It clicks just like it always does when I push on it, but it doesn't bring up the menu on the display.

Anyone encountered this before?  I figure it's probably toast.

Fortunately, the beer I brewed today is a tripel so I think it will be ok if I just let the temperature rise to wherever it wants to go (I pitched at 61 degrees).

I'll have time to buy a new controller before my next batch if necessary. 

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Re: Think my Johnson A419 just died
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 11:29:01 PM »
No idea on what to do about your issue.  I agree that just letting the triple go to where it wants will probably work.  That's what I'm currently doing with my golden strong.  I pitched at 60F, put it in a water bath in a keg tub, and let it run.  It went up to about 72F and I'm fine with that.

I'm incompetent when it comes to messing around with electronics so if one of mine goes I'll just be buying a new one  :)
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 11:31:17 PM by tygo »
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Re: Think my Johnson A419 just died
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 12:12:12 AM »
I figured it out.  The P5 jumper somehow became dislodged thus locking the touchpad.  Nice!

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Re: Think my Johnson A419 just died
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 01:29:08 AM »
There ya go.  Good things happen when you play with your Johnson!   ::)
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Re: Think my Johnson A419 just died
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 08:30:46 AM »
As long as you don't go blind!
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Re: Think my Johnson A419 just died
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 08:52:43 AM »
There ya go.  Good things happen when you play with your Johnson!   ::)

Thanks Carl, I just spewed OJ all over my 'puter   :o
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Re: Think my Johnson A419 just died
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 09:35:58 AM »
There ya go.  Good things happen when you play with your Johnson!   ::)

Thanks Carl, I just spewed OJ all over my 'puter   :o

I just giggled a little too... ;D
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Re: Think my Johnson A419 just died
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 09:56:42 AM »
Please do not reply if your an evil alien!
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