I have recently built a st 70 kit from Triode USA and am having a problem getting it to work. After I built it, I went to test it and ran into some difficulties. I turned it on and I heard a loud hum and then the rectifier tube went bright and I blew a fuse and some smoke came up from under the rectifier tube. I got a new rectifier replaced the fuse. no humming but after about 15 seconds the rectifier got bright and the fuse blew...no smoke or noise. Tried again and another fuse blown. Talking with triodes tech I discovered I installed the 1000v diode backwards. Chalk it up to me being a newbie to kit building. I reversed the diode and still blown fuses. I dont know what to do...did I destroy the capacitors? One of the two 100uF 100v caps is bulged. is this my problem? Did I break something? Please any help would be greatly appreciated.
The new guy to the dynaco world