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RE: Now this is really strange, help me out here

I think the explanation above about the plastics chemical is most likely. There is nothing above the area. This is not something that "leaked" down from somewhere else. The entire area above, below and surrounding the TV is completely dry. I'm not likely to go "tasting" unknown and unidentified substances that show up in strange places. If you saw a little brown log that looked like a tootsie roll laying on your floor would you "taste" it?
57 Panhead 01/17/16 12:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Now this is really strange, help me out here

It's very likely diethylphthalate, which is a common plasticizer in most plastics. It's what makes plastics flexible. When it gets hot, it can weep out and will stay on the surface. It looks like an oily liquid. The film that build up on the inside of your windshield is also diethylphthalate that comes from the plastics in the car. This is why the plastic gets brittle and cracks with age. Kind of unusual to have enough come out to see, though. Just wipe it off and continue to use the tv. No harm will be done. Thanks, got your PM and replied but should have read this post before hand. This explains the way it was distributed on the chassis. It makes sense now. So in a sense it did "sweat" from the plastic. Thanks again Steve
57 Panhead 01/16/16 09:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Now this is really strange, help me out here

Looks like a flat panel TV. that should disqualify a transformer. Is the secretion sticky/ Could be silicone oil residue. Well there is no 1 place that it is coming from, it was all over and in droplets with some bigger than others If it is coming from inside the TV then it is sweating through the plastic chassis.
57 Panhead 01/16/16 08:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: oil like substance dripping from television

This is indeed a mystery, I just posted in another thread of my issue. Same thing happening to me. What is the brand of your TV, ours is an RCA 32". This is a link to my thread with pictures. Steve
57 Panhead 01/16/16 08:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Now this is really strange, help me out here

Here are some pix to show what Im talking about as far as how the TV is situated. This is how it looks from the fronthttp://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Steve_Scarboro/TV%201_zps57qmkhjd.jpg height=640 width=480 This shows the mounting frame from the back. http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Steve_Scarboro/TV%202_zpsr56eqoya.jpg height=480 width=640 This shows the stuff on the chassis of the TV. This is after wiping with a towel. http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Steve_Scarboro/TV%203_zpshlpbdpf7.jpg height=480 width=640
57 Panhead 01/16/16 08:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Now this is really strange, help me out here

Over heating transformer? Well it has to be coming from the TV some how but it was all around the back of the set. The TV still functions ok. It almost looks like the plastic was sweating this stuff. Pictures to follow.
57 Panhead 01/16/16 07:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Now this is really strange, help me out here

Any bearings or parts of the TV mount that swivel? Sounds like grease or oil from something. There is no moving mount parts. This TV is mounted in the cabinet door. There is a metal frame that attaches to the back of the cabinet door and the TV sits in the frame. There is no panel in the door, the door panel is the TV. As far as I can see this had to come from the TV some how. There is nothing else in the cabinet that would emit this substance. Steve
57 Panhead 01/16/16 07:26pm Fifth-Wheels
Now this is really strange, help me out here

We were only able to make one short trip this year as I was dealing with health issues a good part of the year so our trailer has been sitting. I have been in and out of it from time to time but no real use. Today I put it along side the garage and set it up for use as we are having some remodeling done on our house and will be using the trailer for meals mostly. While trying to get the TV to work I opened the cabinet it is mounted in and on the back of the TVs plastic frame were droplets of an oily slightly gooey and a bit gritty substance. There is absolutely no evidence of where it came from, the inside of the cabinet is dry all around and other than a bit of dust nothing is on any other surface in the area. After wiping the back of the TV off it appears that in at least one area the goo left a brownish stain. I have not tried to clean the stain, only wipe off the stuff. The trailer is a 2012 Jayco Eagle Superlite 31.5RLTS and the TV is a 32" RCA Please help me try to figure out where this stuff came from.
57 Panhead 01/16/16 07:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: towing capacity

Peterbilts are nice;)
57 Panhead 11/21/15 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Going to a Jayco 5er Toy Hauler

Can't wait to see the pics of the TH and the Peterbilt you get to pull it with ;) Steve
57 Panhead 08/04/15 08:41am Fifth-Wheels
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