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10-year-old Kloss, model 88 stopped playing, suddenly.

Above sums it; stopped playing in middle of a song. Checked plug, and tried it in other outlets; to no avail. Until this, had good sound, low static and good pick-up, both AM/FM stations. (FM stronger, of course, as with all radios.) Am wondering if it has a fuse or something similar that may have gone bad? I like the shape and size, in addition to the quality sound of this radio, but would not want to spend huge amt. on it. I have a similar problem with my Model 88 radio to the one betlea posted under the Tivoli model One. I use it to play my iPod in the kitchen - very important. The problem seems to be with the volume controller. Sometimes it plays fine and other times it just won't play at all.

Key symptom is that when I turn it on, the volume level display runs up to whatever the last level was, e.g. 35, then there is no sound. Sometimes if I turn it on and off several times, it will suddenly work again. Second symptom is that the volume level won't change, either with the push-button controls on the radio or with the remote.

Does anyone have a schematic diagram for the Model 88?


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  • Backfire142 Apr 15, 2009

    my model 88 radio has been a POS since I bought it. Sent it back less than 6 months after I got it. It will play for about 1/2-1 hour then volume starts to fade. It picks up static from any other tv , etc. Choice was Bose or Cambridge. Too bad I didn't pay twice as much for the better product, good example of you get what you pay for!


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Sounds like a cold dry joint connection problem internally ,needs to be serviced

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