Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2010 11:50 AM (in response to wallmg)RE: Wah pedal on Floorboard for POD 2 not working
It's most likely that photo strip being creased that's causing your issue.
You can take the FloorBoard to a service center for repair if you'd like or, if you feel confident that you can replace it, give our parts department a call and see if they can send one out to you.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2010 5:45 PM (in response to ricksox)Re: RE: Wah pedal on Floorboard for POD 2 not working
I called the parts department and they sent me a couple of replacement strips at no cost, which was nice of them. I've replaced the strip but it is still doing the same thing. When I click on the wah, it stays on the upper part of the wah sound no matter how I move the pedal.
I can go into Line 6 Edit and manually move the upper adjustment knob there with the cursor to make the wah sound, but the pedal doesn't affect anything. Any ideas for what I could try next, or what could be the problem? Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2010 4:55 PM (in response to wallmg)Re: RE: Wah pedal on Floorboard for POD 2 not working
I see that this is not rare in search for answers as to why the wah pedal on my Floorboard would not sweep. Could be a transistor. That's what my problem was. I believe it is position Q1 on the circuit board directly below the pedals. (There are two of them. (Q1 & Q2) Looks like one is for the Volume and one for the Wah. It's the one closest to the Wah.) You can get it at Radio Shack. Part # is 2N4401.
Disclaimer...I am not an electronics technician, and i don't play one on TV. I did, however, fix my Floorboard. Take the suggestion at your own risk.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2010 7:48 PM (in response to ChazRock)Re: RE: Wah pedal on Floorboard for POD 2 not working
Turns out replacing the photo strip and recalibrating the wah pedal fixed it. To recalibrate, there's a little recessed screw on the circuit board for the wah that you have to turn to adjust. Thanks for the reply though.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2010 8:40 PM (in response to wallmg)Re: RE: Wah pedal on Floorboard for POD 2 not working
Glad yours is back up and running! I had seen many posts about the wah, and yes, the strip can be the issue. In many of the cases, like mine, that wasn't the culprit. (Line 6 was great for sending me new strips though! Kudos to them! That is the most common fix.) The sensors were picking up the change in the density of the strip, so I knew that wasn't it. I actually found the transistor solution on a UK website. (I think) The posters had tried new strips just like I had. Luckily, or unfortunately for the original poster, when he looked inside the floorboard the transistor was actually melted. Mine wasn't melted, but it was not functioning. $.79 later,...yes 79 cents... the Floorboard is working as it should. I thought I owed it to the community to post so that the next person that sees the problem doesn't have to spend as many hours looking for what may be....and I stress...may be.... their resolution after troubleshooting the normal parts.
Please see earlier disclaimer....
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 5:37 AM (in response to ChazRock)Re: RE: Wah pedal on Floorboard for POD 2 not working
I have the same problem, no wah with the pedal on the Floorboard. I've opened it up and can't find anything marked "Q1" or Q anything. Can you tell me exactly where that transistor is? Is it visible from the bottom of the pedal PC board, or must that be removed also?
Thanks for any help!