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Potentiometer values and ratings

  1. Dec 5, 2015 #1
    Hello everyone. I need to replace this potentiometer. I an not sure how to comprehend these values. Also, I don't understand why there is a resistor in parallel. What is the wattage rating and is it possible to get a potentiometer that can operate correctly without that resistor? 1449295930910-431069408.jpg 14492960958442030756293.jpg
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    yeah its a 6 band metal film resistor

    They obviously didn't have access to a pot of the correct value, or there wasn't one manufactured for the value they wanted
    that they made their own one

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