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Don't know whether the keys stick because they're dirty or just worn out -- GE VHS Remote. Can I clean them?

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You can get a tuner cleaner and lubricator spray and use it on the remote. Be sure and take out the batteries first and then let the spray soak in. Wipe off the excess and let the remoter sit for about 30 min. and then put the batteries back in. This should fix your problem.

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