When to replace your Sanyo PLC-SU31 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

Sanyo PLC-SU31 projector, Sanyo POA-LMP35 service part no 610 293 2751
The lamp in your Sanyo PLC-SU31 projector should last between 1,000 to 2,000 hours before needing to be replaced. The lifespan will vary depending on how much the projector is used and if the filters are cleaned regularly.
When your  Sanyo POA-LMP35 (service part no 610 293 2751) projector lamp is nearing its end of life you’ll see the Lamp Replace Indicator flash yellow
Invest in an authentic  Sanyo POA-LMP35  and avoid the temptation to buy a cheaper priced lamp. These bargain lamps are usually counterfeit lamps and use inferior parts that can damage your projector. They may end up costing you more in the long run. Authentic lamps have been manufactured with reliable parts that work with the sensitive mechanisms in your Sanyo PLC-SU31 projector. These authentic lamps come with a guarantee and won’t void your warranty.


Looking for a less expensive option? Are you technically adept?  Watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the Sanyo POA-LMP35 (service part no 610 293 2751) bulb instead of the entire lamp housing.


Installing the Sanyo POA-LMP35 (610-293-2751) projector lamp

LC-SU31 lamp cover, Sanyo POA-LMP35 service part no 610 293 2751Before changing the lamp follow these safety steps:

  • Turn off the projector
  • unplug the AC cord
  • Allow the Sanyo PLC-SU30 projector to thoroughly cool before for at least 45 to 60 minutes for the projector to cool. These projectors operate under high heat and there is a possibility of being burned.
  • The lamp cover for the Sanyo PLC-SU31 is located at the bottom of the projector. Gently turn over the projector onto its side and loosen the screw holding the cover in place. Place the cover to one side.
  • Loosen all three screw holding the Sanyo POA-LMP35 (610-293-2751) lamp in place. lamp cage in place. Grab the lamp handle and gently lift the lamp out of its socket. Place to one side. Be sure to dispose of the lamp properly through a local recycling program.
  • Take the new Sanyo POA-LMP35 (service part no 6102932751) lamp cage by the handle—avoid touching the actual bulb as this can break or damage the lamp. Without forcing the lamp, place it into the slot.Sanyo PLC-SU31 lamp assembly, Sanyo POA-LMP35 service part no 610 293 2751
  • Once the lamp is in, tighten all three screws on the Sanyo POA-LMP35 Lamp Assembly. Make sure the screws have been tightened properly or the Sanyo PLC-SU31 projector will not turn on.
  • Replace the Lamp Cover and tighten the screw. Re-connect the power cord and turn on the Sanyo PLC-SU31 projector.
  • Reset the Lamp Replace Counter by following the instructions below.

NOTE: Be sure to properly recycle your used Sanyo POA-LMP35 (service part no 610-293-2751) lamps. Since they contain mercury they can’t be placed into regular garbage.

Resetting the Lamp Replace Counter

In order for the projector to properly track the lamp life of your Sanyo POA-LMP35 (service part no 6102932751) you’ll need to reset the Lamp Replace Counter on the Sanyo PLC-SU31 projector. Failure to do so can result in the Replace Lamp Indicator not tracking the lamp life properly.
Sanyo PLC-SU31 lamp reset screen, Sanyo POA-LMP35 service part no 6102932751

  • Make sure the Sanyo PLC-SU31 projector is turned  on.
  • Press the MENU button to access the ON-SCREEN MENU.
  • Press the POINT LEFT/RIGHT button to select the SETTING menu.
  • Press the SELECT button to open the SETTING MENU option.
  • Press the POINT DOWN button so the red-arrow appears.
  • Move down to the LAMP AGE option. Press SELECT to open the next option.
  • The message “Lamp replace counter Reset?” will be displayed.
  • Click on the option YES to reset the timer.
  • RESET the Lamp Replace Counter ONLY WHEN the lamp has been REPLACED.

Make your Sanyo POA-LMP35 lamp last longer

  • Wait at least five minutes before turning the Sanyo PLC-SU31 projector off.
  • Don’t operate the projector continuously without letting it stand for at least one hour turned off every 24 hours.
  • Cleaning the air filter regularly will also prolong the life of the Sanyo POA-LMP35 (service part no 610 293 2751) and prevent the Sanyo PLC-SU31 from overheating.

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