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Integrated Amplifier - Volume Control Problem

When I turn the volume control up on my amplifier, I get a crackling sound. The noise discontinues once I stop adjusting the volume. My unit is 25 years old and I have no other problems. I am thinking of just trying to clean inside the unit.

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Hi there, get down to your local electronics supplier and buy a tin of spray switch cleaner. Try and spray some into th v/control and do the other controls at ther same time, this should solve the problem

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