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Wahoo Kickr Circuit Board Repair

Old 01-14-22, 06:22 AM
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Wahoo Kickr v1

Hello, my Kickr1 is having problems connecting to either ANT+ device, or via bluetooth to my wahoo app on the phone. Wahoo offered standard troubleshooting, forgetting existing linked devices, ensuring there was only one potential thing to connect to, avoiding interference. The connection problem was intermittent, but is now permanent. Has anyone else had this before ? Is there a potential repair ? Wahoo have said I need to buy a new machine !
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Old 01-14-22, 03:31 PM
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I'd check the board on the pictures above. Soldering castellated modules to PCB pads is IMO a pretty sketchy practice. Fine for a one-off on the bench to experiment, but not exactly production stuff. I'd check the solder joints for cracks or other problems. Maybe just resolder (reflow with leaded paste and hot air if possible). The next is to inspect the antenna trace. And check the supply voltages (on the test points).
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Old 01-14-22, 03:45 PM
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I always wanted to put an external antenna on my kickr. But I just got a usb extension cable and now the dongle lives a foot away from the kickr on the floor.
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So I am trying to get more posts.
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Originally Posted by pg255 View Post
Hello, my Kickr1 is having problems connecting to either ANT+ device, or via bluetooth to my wahoo app on the phone. Wahoo offered standard troubleshooting, forgetting existing linked devices, ensuring there was only one potential thing to connect to, avoiding interference. The connection problem was intermittent, but is now permanent. Has anyone else had this before ? Is there a potential repair ? Wahoo have said I need to buy a new machine !
Going from intermittent to permanent sure sounds like an open circuit. I do not recommend flexing the PWB any more than is necessary.
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Old 02-02-22, 05:59 PM
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Fixed?

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I have a Wahoo Kickr with a damaged circuit board. Only one part is damaged and I could replace it if I knew the part number, but the markings on the part (that tell you the part number) were also damaged. If I had a hi-res picture of the circuit board from a working unit, I could recover the part number, buy it and repair the circuit board. Of course, I realize one would have to disassemble their unit sufficiently to access the circuit board to take a picture. But it is just a few fasteners that use standard hand tools. The picture would need to be clear enough to read all of the markings on the specific part. The part in question is marked Q1 in white text on the circuit board. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.
hi Kevin - were you able to resolve this? I have the exact same issue
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Sensor damage

Somehow my KICKR Snap 2017 speed/power sensor rubbed against the internal wheel and partially disconnected from the PCB. So I still get connection via BT but no speed or power. IF anyone has a bad board hanging around I'd be glad to buy it from you so I can have the sensor. It's the little board that is connected to the left of the big board.

Thanks for any help. I contacted KICKR and they want me to replace the entire read mechanism for $250. Such a waste and I can't solder this tiny sensor back to the board. Without the sensor there is no resistance so it renders the trainer almost useless.
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Such a waste and I can't solder this tiny sensor back to the board.
why can the sensor not be soldered to the board?

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Old 05-11-22, 08:40 AM
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I would have to see pictures before I fully believed that board couldn't be fixed somehow
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