Water in 5150.....yeah....

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  1. WarMachine

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    So I had a leak in my basement a few days ago..I go downstairs to see that my head had gotten wet. Not soaking, but I could see water drops near the tubes. I RARELY jam on it, I would THINK it would be OK after sitting for a while, as in most likely weeks or even months. Does this spell disaster? Or should I take it to a tech at some point?
     
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    Tip it upside down and sideways to make sure all water is out...let it sit 4 or 5 days in a warm, dry spot and fire it up!...chances are it’s fine -if not, a tech will have to look at it...
     
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    It's a 5150. They are unstoppable.
     
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    Whenever I spill something on my mechanical keyboard (which happens more often than I should admit), I put it in a box with a bag of rice for a couple of days.
    Works like a charm every single time.
     
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    I'd say take it to a tech to open up and inspect first.
     
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    What you’d really be worried about long term is rust in the tube pin sockets...if you want to be thorough pull all preamp and power tubes and spray the sockets with a quality electrical contact cleaner, also spray the circuit boards down, let everything dry for a few days and try it out. Things initially usually get fried when you send power to a wet board and power starts jumping across contacts it’s not supposed to -dry and clean everything thoroughly and make sure nothing rusts down the road with a good cleaner... 3035BCFB-0447-458D-AF27-B76E61618039.jpeg
     
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    Id be worried about the transformers. If they are damaged they can do some nasty things when you power them up.
     
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    Since its electronic, take it to a tech. Water and electronics dont mix.
     
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    It never hurts to go to a tech...they can tell you what’s wrong if there’s been damage, but I wouldn’t take it to them initially- wait to see if there’s a problem first IMO it depends on your skill level but unless you want to pay them for opening the amp and cleaning/drying it...it’s fairly simple and a tech will do no more to clean it up than I described above
     

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