I have a Kodak Carousel projector, model 850H, from the early 1980's (more or less), with a damaged resistor that I am trying to identify.
Specifically, when opening up the projector, I saw that there is a large resistor sitting under the fan. This is a ceramic covered resistor, an inch and a half long, a quarter inch in diameter (i.e. big). The ceramic coating has cracked off the resistor, exposing the coiled wire inside. My search on the web has told me that this is a dropping resistor, for when you switch the projection lamp to "low". I found the Kodak part number (191985) at micro-tools.com. It was in Kodak's part list, but with no further details on it.
I would like to replace this resistor, but need the specs on it. They were printed on the resistor, but I can't read it, since the ceramic coating it was printed on has fallen apart. Can anyone help me with this? If I know the resistance and wattage, and rated voltage, I should be able to replace it easily enough.
Other question: Would it be a problem (either in terms of operation or safety) to use the projector with this damaged resistor?
Thanks for any help! DanK