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Superadio noisy volume control

I have 3 GE Superadios. 3 of them have noisy volume control pots. Do you know where I can buy them? thanks Bob

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  • Saz1 Feb 20, 2008

    I have not fixed the problem yet. I still need help. Thanks Bob

  • Saz1 Mar 16, 2008

    I will try this. One of the units has a bad volume control and you must press ******* it to get it to work. I would like to replace it. Thanks Bob

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Have you tried just cleaning them? even though they are probably supposed to be "sealed", most of them are not. if you purchase a can of pressurized tuner cleaner, radio shack used to carry it. saturate the volume control while turning it. i usually wrap the unit with paper towels as to not get the rest of the board. i also usually put on my safety glasses. you will see why. i am usually surprised as this works well with 90 percent of them i do.

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