Question about Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

I have 1 1959 zenith stereo and the tuner needs repaired, i have it apart. and there is a broken string on the end of a small metal spring, how do i put it on the tuner. i can turn the tuner wheel by hand, but not with the knob

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 54 Answers

1......Use new dial cord, old dial cord becomes brittle and glazed over the years.

2....the tuning knob shaft should have 2 or 3 turns of the dial cord wrapped around it.

3....the tuning knob shaft should be clean.

4...if there are any small pulleys that the dial cord rides on for smooth operation, they should be clean and free turning.

The biggest things ( as you might have guessed ) are that everything that has the dial cord running over it should be clean and free to turn if necessary.

The little spring is there to keep tension on the cord, otherwise it would loosen once it streches with age.

If you need dial cord, I believe Sony still has some. You may need to contact the Sony parts distributor for your country, but I firmly believe that it is still available.

Good luck......Rob

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The door spring came off of hamilton beach 31100


The door of the Hamilton Beach Model 03008 or similar toaster oven does not stay closed when the door return spring or the hook it connects to breaks. The repair is very simple and takes just a few minutes!
The door spring is about 1 inch long and connects to a small clip on the inside of the left side panel of the unit. To see the small clip and the door spring, you simply remove the left side panel of the toaster oven which is done by removing just one screw.
The mounting clip on the side panel for the door return spring is located about half way up the side panel near its front edge.
The other end of the spring (its bottom end) connects to a metal hook. If the spring is not connected on its bottom end then the wire hook is broken. This is a simple repair that only requires a few inches of metal wire.
The other end of the metal hook (its bottom end) is connected to the bottom of the door hinge where it inserts into a small hole in the left side mounting hinge of the door.
When the steel hook breaks on either end then the spring cannot function, so the door does not stay closed.
To fix this problem, you simply get a piece of steel wire that is about 1/16 inch thick and a few inches long.
Bend the wire to make a hook at one end that the spring will connect to.
Then insert the other end of the wire into the small hole on the left side mounting hinge of the door. Then bend the wire on the inside of the hole to make a U or hook so the wire stays mounted in the hole of the door hinge.
Then adjust the position of the bend on the other end of the metal wire so the spring will have good tension when it is attached to the hook and to the clip on the side panel.
To do this you make the U shaped bend on this end of the wire to be about 1/2 inch from the end of the open end of the spring when the top end of the spring is attached to the mounting clip on the side panel.
To attach the spring to the wire hook, first remove the spring from the mounting clip. Then hook the spring onto the hook (bend) you made at the top end of the wire, then just stretch the spring to connect it to the mounting clip. The door will now stay closed.

Nov 10, 2013 | Hamilton Beach 31197 120 Watts Toaster...

1 Answer

The switch to our 1959 came apart and we have the parts but need to know what order to put them back together


I am not aware of an exploded view of that switch. Most people buy a new one for $25 instead of trying to repair it.
It was used from 1950 to 1960 on most Ford Lincoln and Mercury models.

Jul 13, 2012 | Ford Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

The pull starter on my Morrison BC260B S2 won't


hello sir, i'm guessing the rope is broken , first you'll need a c-clamp large enough to clamp the spooler, needle-nose pliers,a small tipped screwdriver and a new length of rope.the safest way is to remove the rewind assembly cover leaving the spooler in place in its housing. try to remove the old rope with neddle nose pliers ans small tipped screwdriver.next hand spin the spooler to achieve spring tension until stops back off enough to line holes up, place c-clamp to hold it in place,now try to fish the new rope into the hole in the knot recess,trying to guide it to the exit hole in the cover, ( it's easier to feed the rope if you singe the end of the rope with a bic lighter and form to a point )and with a small knot at the other end,pull the rope all the way until you can seat the knot into the knot recess.next tie a loop knot into the other end of the rope,so the end wont be recoiled all the way into the housing.with tesion on the rope gently remove the c-clamp and let the rope be drawed in.if it draws all the way to the loop knot, check to see if the spooler is full if so,( not too full where rope is binding ) pull the rope about a foot and re clamp the spooler and install the pull handle, if rope is too long you may have to cut to length. if it doesn't draw all the way to the loop knot and the spooler is not full than you may need to add anoyher revolution to the spring tension in the same fashion as described above.there are eisier ways but that evolves removal of the spooler and repacking the reciol spring.( not for the novice ). hope this helps,thank you.

Feb 18, 2012 | Garden

1 Answer

NEFF H5430NOGB Integrated oven - door won't close, the ;hooks on the door itself seem to have gone loose so they ill not clikc inot place when trying ot close, door just flops open.Amy ideas???


I had this problem. The spring inside the door which pushes the the latches down had broken (plastic peg had broken off).

I managed to fix it by attaching the broken end of the spring to the door frame using a small nylon cable tie using the small hole in the plastic fingers which was already there. Note you need to remove the inside door surround.

See the following link to remove the plastic cover on the door

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1267577-replace_front_glass_door_neff_microwave




I had an interim solution which was to tie some thin string to the latch and feed it under the door and pull on the string when closing the door (when it should be latching.

.





It was

Dec 06, 2010 | Neff H5430 Convection Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Craftsman leaf blower pull string will not recoil. Have taken apart and recoiled the string but will pull maybe twice and then not recoil.


The recoil units on these are engineered very poorly and are not very heavy duty. The plastic part that holds the end of the recoil spring is subject to wear and does...causing this problem. I have fixed one by using JB Weld and epoxying a doubled in two piece of metal (which was a very small picture hangar bracket) on the area with limited results because the bracket was the same height as the plastic piece that wasn't holding.....so far so good..short of just buying the same old cheaply made parts over and over for this...I would try to just improve on the existing one....see if you can get in there and do what I did..its not that hard and once in there, you will see the problem.

Jul 04, 2010 | Craftsman Garden

1 Answer

Powerbase model no 830806 9'' angle grinder the switch has broken -hardly used can I get a spare switch or is it worth repairing


The switch can be repaired if you have the patience. There are four springs inside and some contacts, which should be cleaned. The small springs are place under the contacts and the large springs fit on the end of the metal blade that is attached to the switch button, and the other end of each spring fits on a plastic spigot on the inside of the smaller switch housing. The switch is best assembled on the trigger and the outer housing placed over it once everything is in place.
Like I said earlier, patience is the key!

Oct 13, 2009 | Saws

1 Answer

My tele tuners have a slot in the tuners. I am


Usually you have either loops or little metal spools in loops at the end of the strings. The little spools are put down into the slots to secure the strings. If your old strings have the spools, you can remove them and put into your new strings.

Sep 29, 2009 | Fender '72 Tele Deluxe Electric Guitar

1 Answer

Broken bearing or bushing ?


Try this site its called pats small engines

Jun 08, 2009 | Poulan 25cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered String...

1 Answer

Metal Spring in Belt area?


Yes the metal spring is used to pivot one of the rollers in that area.

You would need to take it apart one more time and check to see if any of the roller travel up or down while you press it with your fingers. look to the edge on either side for a place to attach the end of a spring. then a place on the chassis to add the other end of the spring. Then redo the belt.

May 24, 2009 | Eureka 4700A Maxima Bagless Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

Disney Talking Woody Doll - String stuck in pulled position


A friend of ours gave our son a hand-me-down Woody doll with no string at all. I decided to see if I could fix it...about 4 hours, 1 soldering iron, and the realization that my eyes are failing faster than I thought, I was able to return Woody's voice. I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures, but here's what you'll need to do depending on what you find as you operate.


0. Perform of these steps over some sort of container to be sure that you don't lose any of the small pieces that may be liberated in this operation (particularly a small spring that comes later).
1. Take out the battery pack through his lumbar Velcro. There is a black wire that carries power into Woody's thoracic cavity to a module that houses the electronics.
2. You will have to untie, or otherwise get the string through the hole in Woody's back so you can work on it...I don't know what's at the pull end of the string since the Woody we inherited had no visible string.
3. Cut open the white fabric inside Woody that separates battery pack from the electronics module.
4. Take out the two screws that hold the two halves of the module together. CAREFULLY separate these as there are a couple of wires that run between the half with the electronics and the half with the speaker.
5. If you are lucky, which I was not, all the wires will be intact and you will only have to restring Woody. (Nervous sytem work (i.e. wiring) will require a soldering iron and perhaps the assistance of an additional set of hands...)
6. The string is wrapped around a spindle which is spring loaded on one side (it's the big spring - not the little one). With the spindle side of the module towards you (big spring to the lef), the string *should* come up in front of the spindle, over the top and down through the hole..at least think it should. Again the string was broken in ours and once I opened the module, I couldn't tell which way it was originally.
7. On the right side of the spindle is the mechanism that completes the circuit when the spring is pulled. This includes a small spring, and metal piece that makes intermittent contact when the spindle winds back up after pulled.

So, depending on what you see when you take the module and battery pack out you may find:

0. Oh, of course, replace the batteries just to be safe.
1. The string was just hung up in Woody's back and simply removing the module allowed it to be come free again. Piece of cake.
2. The string was bound up around the spindle in which case you just need to clear it and be sure that it winds up properly when pulled. You may need to rewind the string, in which case you need to lift the right side of the spindle (take care to observe how the spring and metal piece are configured...and DON'T LOSE THE SPRING..it took my 10 year old daughter's eagle eyes 5 minutes to find it after it went shooting off the table)
3. The spring mechanism is somehow stuck. This will require tweezers and some patience to sort out the cause.
4. You may have to replace the string. I found some laying around the house that was close to the small shred that remained in our Woody.
5. Finally, I actually had to solder down 3 wires to get the circuit to work. If you're in this predicament, let me know and I will draw a picture for you of what goes where.

In the end, I got Woody to talk again, though he tends to speak without being pulled from time to time. But I gotta tell you, the feeling I got when he burst out with, "Howdy partner, my name's Woody!" was about the best feeling I've had in a long time.

Good luck, and let me know if you need any more information.

Shawn


Nov 12, 2008 | Toys

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Players & Recorders Logo

Related Topics:

71 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio Players & Recorders Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4861 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

72670 Answers

Are you an Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...