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Old 03-31-2018, 04:59 PM   #1
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Furuno 1750 radar

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We have an old Furuno 1750 radar. The crt works fine but the antenna quit rotating. Has anyone had this problems or can someone point me in a direction to start trouble shooting. The manual gives very little detail on this.

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Old 03-31-2018, 08:04 PM   #2
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Does yours have a toggle on/off switch on the back of the CRT? Some models did but honestly that model is so old I cant remember if it did or not. Maybe you got lucky & the switch is off!
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Don't know you machine at all..

Have you looked inside the cover. Maybe the belt has slipped or broken or a pulley is loose.
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:35 PM   #4
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Have you checked the scanner belt? It goes around a synchronous motor just like a 1970ís turntable.
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:25 AM   #5
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Thanks so much, I knew someone could help. I will check the belt an switch asap.
again thanks to everyone.
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:12 AM   #6
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Furunos are notorious for the motor freezing up as in corrosion.
Happened to both Furunos I have owned and one my friend owned plus more at our dock.
So far never had a replacement motor lock up.
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The 1750 is an open antenna and doesn't have a belt. The dome antennas do.
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:42 AM   #8
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I have the smaller open array unit. Sometimes after sitting for awhile I have to turn it on and just go up and give a tug on the antenna and then it will usually start to turn
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Check and make sure the brushes on the bottom of the rotation motor are free, and the commutator is clean
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On most open arrays the sealing gaskets become brittle and crack with age. If you do lift the case apart it would be good to have new sealing rings/gaskets ready to use.

Be sure to clean out the mating grooves very well before re-installing. Moisture and time does these units in, no matter what the brand.
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I had the same unit, my problem was one of the boards went bad, no replacements. The open aray should have four bolts that hold the case top and antenna, it’s hinged so you can open it for repairs. It’s a very well built unit, gear drive antenna, I would turn the antenna by hand , should turn freely. Next check the antenna cable connections, multy wires to pin plug connecters for corrosion, loose connection, also clean the other end of the antenna cable pin plug connection on back of the display. With no parts available from Furuno I finnally had to deep six mine and order a new radar, hope you have better luck. There are some cannabalized parts for sale on ebay.
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I had the same unit, my problem was one of the boards went bad, no replacements. The open aray should have four bolts that hold the case top and antenna, itís hinged so you can open it for repairs. Itís a very well built unit, gear drive antenna, I would turn the antenna by hand , should turn freely. Next check the antenna cable connections, multy wires to pin plug connecters for corrosion, loose connection, also clean the other end of the antenna cable pin plug connection on back of the display. With no parts available from Furuno I finnally had to deep six mine and order a new radar, hope you have better luck. There are some cannabalized parts for sale on ebay.
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I had the same issue with my 1930. The dealer's tech was visiting the marina for another job and stopped by for a look. He was not sure whether it was the stepper motor or a circuit board. Further checking in their lab would have mounted cost all too quickly, and then there was the parts availability issue. So I replaced it.

Good luck with trying out some of the ideas mentioned above by other posters. You might just get lucky!

I put my 1930 on eBay. A guy 1300 miles away wanted the cable for his own system, but also took the CRT. He did not want the scanner, probably due to freight cost. That thing was large, awkward and heavy! I put the scanner back on eBay and a guy 1000 miles away bid $1. I said 'it all yours'! Within a couple of weeks he had a trucker mate call by my house to pick it up. I was glad it was going somewhere that parts might be used rather than just straight into the dumpster!
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