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JLDP and Ciar SU15/M1 Recliner Control Box Repair

Well, I searched for a replacement Control Box for my Berkline chairs. I found a "double" CIAR version at about $190 each. Then I found the JLDP here:
http://www.recliner-handles.com/repl...ift-chair.html

$90 each. I did order from them before I tried to fix mine. The one I received was dated 08/07 so maybe they are new old stock. Not sure.

Well, then I decided to see if I could fix mine. Found a replacement transformer for < $9 (https://www.zoro.com/white-rodgers-c...24/?q=90-T40F3). It is designed for 120, 208 and 240 volts. It has 4 input wires but only need 2. I could have gotten a 120V version only but it was $13. I can cut 2 wires and save $4. So a little work and I have a repaired one that I put on another chair that was also going bad. Will see if the issue is resolved.

See attached pdf for instructions.

Hope it helps someone.
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Well, I searched for a replacement Control Box for my Berkline chairs. I found a "double" CIAR version at about $190 each. Then I found the JLDP here:
http://www.recliner-handles.com/repl...ift-chair.html

$90 each. I did order from them before I tried to fix mine. The one I received was dated 08/07 so maybe they are new old stock. Not sure.

Well, then I decided to see if I could fix mine. Found a replacement transformer for < $9 (https://www.zoro.com/white-rodgers-c...24/?q=90-T40F3). It is designed for 120, 208 and 240 volts. It has 4 input wires but only need 2. I could have gotten a 120V version only but it was $13. I can cut 2 wires and save $4. So a little work and I have a repaired one that I put on another chair that was also going bad. Will see if the issue is resolved.

See attached pdf for instructions.

Hope it helps someone.
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You are the man! One of my Berkline recliners stopped working and I isolated it to the power box. Just ordered a transformer and will give this a try!

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Did you check the output voltage of the transformer? Should be 24v AC may be as high as 27. Also if your circuit board looks like mine be sure to check the large capacitor on the board for leakage or bulging. I had another controller go bad. I replaced the transformer and the capacitor (because it was leaking). Be aware, that the capacitor can contain enough voltage to hurt or kill you!

Take a screwdriver and short across the 2 terminals before touching or trying to remove the capacitor.

Check the specs on your capacitor. Mine was 2200uf 2200ufd/35V Volt. If I remember correctly, it was rated for 85 Deg C. I replaced it with one rated 105 deg C. The box gets warm and while no where near 85 C (185 F), the 105 C was not much different in price. Got the capacitors off of ebay. Be sure to get ones with long pins if you need to bend them 90 deg for the board. Also be sure to mark the board on the side of the capacitor that has the white stripe. New cap will go in same way.

Let me know if you are successful.
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Well, I searched for a replacement Control Box for my Berkline chairs. I found a "double" CIAR version at about $190 each. Then I found the JLDP here:
http://www.recliner-handles.com/repl...ift-chair.html

$90 each. I did order from them before I tried to fix mine. The one I received was dated 08/07 so maybe they are new old stock. Not sure.

Well, then I decided to see if I could fix mine. Found a replacement transformer for < $9 (https://www.zoro.com/white-rodgers-c...24/?q=90-T40F3). It is designed for 120, 208 and 240 volts. It has 4 input wires but only need 2. I could have gotten a 120V version only but it was $13. I can cut 2 wires and save $4. So a little work and I have a repaired one that I put on another chair that was also going bad. Will see if the issue is resolved.

See attached pdf for instructions.

Hope it helps someone.
Thanks for this idea. Mine is the same as the 2nd box so I'll look at ordering one of these are trying this fix.

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Take some pics and add them here. Be sure to check the capacitor too but short it as soon as you remove the circuit board for safety.


For any others following, the JLDP link above no longer works. The new link is JLDP Controller

If this link breaks, go to the link and then search on JLDP. The controller is the one for Electric Recliner and Lift Chair. Not the controller For Power Recliners Headrest & Recliner.

BTW, my repairs are still working. Keeping fingers crossed!!

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Here is a link to the capacitors with the same specs as mine except these are rated 105 deg C:
2200UF-35V-105-DEG-Radial-Capacitor
Check yours for bulging on the top silver area or leaking anywhere. Replace if either. Also, it can be bad without showing any signs so might as well just replace either way.

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Take some pics and add them here. Be sure to check the capacitor too but short it as soon as you remove the circuit board for safety.


For any others following, the JLDP link above no longer works. The new link is JLDP Controller

If this link breaks, go to the link and then search on JLDP. The controller is the one for Electric Recliner and Lift Chair. Not the controller For Power Recliners Headrest & Recliner.

BTW, my repairs are still working. Keeping fingers crossed!!

EDIT
Here is a link to the capacitors with the same specs as mine except these are rated 105 deg C:
2200UF-35V-105-DEG-Radial-Capacitor
Check yours for bulging on the top silver area or leaking anywhere. Replace if either. Also, it can be bad without showing any signs so might as well just replace either way.
I'll look at it closely. I ordered the part today for the fix. I'll need to pull out the box again from under the chair. The chair hasn't been plugged in for many months so the capacitor should be drained. I'll wait to oder the capacitors after I inspect the one in it now. That chair is not used much as only my son-in-law likes the far right seat when he comes over to see a movie.

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