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I have an old radio with a dial tuner that has stopped working. I've opened it up and found the thread that goes around the spindle is broken. I could replace that but I can't figure out the route the thread should take. Any helpers out there?? Thanks. It's A Roberts Radio. RM20. UK brand. Must be 20 years old at least.

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The thread is called teh dial-cord and should be replaceable even with a heavy carpet thread. You are correct in that the routing is critical. There should also be a spring on at least one end of the cord. If the cord has just broken, you should be able to see the current route and jsut follow that route with the replacement cord. Get the cord tight with some tension on the spring. The spring should be able to take up any slack that occurs if the thread stretches a bit.

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