Tag Archives: Fluke

Fluke 170-series Kickstand Repair

Does your Fluke 179 have a loose kickstand (tilt stand, tilting bail) that pops out whenever you try to prop it up for use on the workbench?  Blog reader LDSisHere from over at badcaps.net contacted me with this problem, and … Continue reading

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Fluke 87 Fusible Resistor

Properly-designed multimeters that are suitable for professional and trade use have a number of components, usually near their input jacks, that are for the sole purpose of protecting both the user and (secondarily) the multimeter itself from over-voltage and over-current … Continue reading

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Fluke Banana Jack Repair

Ever bought a set of those cheap Chinese-made multimeter probes?  They probably had some little plastic inserts in the banana plugs.  For what reason I’m not sure, maybe to keep the safety shroud around the plug from deforming.  Don’t toss … Continue reading

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Fluke 23-III DMM Repair

The first two generations of the popular 70-series Fluke handheld DMMs included the 21 and 23 models, which were the same as the 75 and 77 respectively, except their cases were safety yellow instead of the usual dark gray.  The … Continue reading

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Fluke 83-III Rotary Switch

It’s a fact that you can repair as many multimeters with a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and some Q-tips (cotton buds), as you can with a soldering iron.  In many cases, malfunctions can be fixed by careful disassembly and cleaning … Continue reading

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How To Remove the Knob on a Fluke 170-series DMM

Fluke 170-series rotary switch knobs can be removed for cleaning and/or lubrication.  The area under the knob can collect dirt and gunk, which will lead to rough operation and possibly even damage to the end stops.  But it may not … Continue reading

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