Ok, here's a little "factoid" from my experiences...if the color wheel is shattered, it's off balance. If it's off balance, some of the times you "FEEL" it vibrate the TV's cabinet.
The color wheel does try to spin up to speed, if it can't get up to speed, it shuts down and trys again...usually about 3 times before it shuts off the TV and flashes the 3 LED lights up front.
That's what I usually expect to see and hear and feel....
However, if your lamp is lighting...then the TV THINKS everything is fine, and it can continue to run if ONE out of THREE restarts sends an OK signal back to the TV's micro. The TV only blinks the 3 lights if THREE attempted restarts failed to deliver an OK signal.
And a TV set like yours can spin higher and higher before it maxxes out and spins down again.
Overall...you do have a bad color wheel simply because of the vibrating cabinet.
We should replace it.
Two different color wheels dependent upon the Version number.
Version number is XXXXX on the right side of the cabinet on this sticker--
If there's no version...then it's the 01 since it's the FIRST Version.
Get that info.
Get back to me.