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The CD or radio play intermittantly when wiggling the power cord. When working, the Power/Batt indicator is on, with or without batteries. It appears the SPDT switch near the plug may be the problem but am not sure what to do about it. Can I remote this switch to fix the problem? Is it supposed to switch from AC power to battery power when the plug is removed? When the switch is made, it appears that the common lead becomes open to one pole and closed to the other. Is there a wiring diagram for this switch? Can you answer these questions please?

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Actually it may be a\even simipler than that..

  • open the raido
  • resolder the wires to the switch and power points..
if that fails replace the power wire..

try that your problem will be fixed :)

Posted on May 12, 2010

  • ltgompert May 12, 2010

    I didn't try resoldering the wires but they all looked good. Pressure on the plug, properly applied, makes it work, and will continue to work unless jiggled (with or without batteries). A new power cord works about the same - doesn't alleviate the problem. I tried closing the gap on the switch actuator, but it is stiff and difficult to adjust, making me think that if this is the problem, substituting a remote switch might fix the problem.

    It's likely the AC power contacts are bad, but this would be difficult to fix. The radio works well on battery only, with the plug removed. Can I order the receptacle only? I take it the leads are integral to the receptacle and are connected at the transformer?

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