Changing the Sanyo PLC-WL2501 projector lamp

Sanyo PLC-WL2501 projector

How to install a new Sanyo PLC-WL2501 projector lamp

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When it’s time to replace the Sanyo PLC-WL2501 projector lamp the replacement Icon will appear on screen and the LAMP REPLACE indicator lights up yellow.

Sanyo_projector_PLC-WL2501_Sanyo_POA-LMP_140_warning_lampEnd of life warning signs

There is a Lamp Replace Indicator at top of the Sanyo PLC-WL2501 projector. Other indicators of the lamp reaching end of life include distorted color and poor light.

Installing a new projector lamp

Before replacing any lamps follow these safety steps:


  • Turn off the PLC-WL2501 projector.
  • Unplug the power cord.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least 45 minutes. It should be cool to the touch. The Sanyo PLC-WL2501 operates under extremely high temperatures and you can seriously burn yourself if you don’t give the projector time to cool.


To install the lamps:

  • Remove the screw holding Sanyo PLC-WL2501 lamp cover in place. Put the cover to one side.
  • Loosen the three screws holding the Sanyo POA-LMP141. projector lamp in place.
  • Grasp the wire handle and gently pull out the defective Sanyo POA-LMP141 lamp. Place to one side. Note: Be sure to properly recycle projector lamp. Don’t throw this projector lamp into the regular garbage as it contains mercury.
  • Take the new Sanyo POA-LMP141 projector lamp by the handle and gently guide it into place.
  • Tighten the three screws holding the Sanyo POA-LMP141 projector lamp assembly in place.
  • Replace the Sanyo PLC-WL2501 Lamp Cover and tighten the screw to hold the lamp cover in place. Reset the Lamp Counter.

Reset the projector lamp counter

Each time you install a new Sanyo POA-LMP141 projector lamp, you’ll need to reset the lamp counter in order that the lamp life can be properly tracked.


  • Turn the PLC-WL2501projector on.
  • Press the MENU button to display the On-Screen Menu. Press enter.
  • Scroll down to the Setting option. Press Select.
  • Scroll over to select the Lamp Counter Reset
  • Sanyo_projector_PLC-WL2501_reset_Sanyo_POA-LMP_140_lamp_timer-2The Lamp Reset message appears.
  • Select YES to continue.
  • The Lamp replacement counter reset option will appear.
  • Click on YES.
  • Another confirmation dialog box appears.
  • Select YES to reset the lamp counter back to zero.

Extend the lamp life

Extend the life of your newly installed Sanyo POA-LMP141 projector lamp by following these helpful tips:

  • 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-LMP141 projector lamp and prevent the PLC-WL2500 projector from overheating.

Read more Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

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