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Slipping manual tuner selector

I have an excellent Goodmans 120 tuner amplifier with superb sound quality but I cannot select broadcasting stations . The chord attached to pointer dial can search/sweep in one direction but I cannot get the dial to return the pointer in opposite direction without assisting the flywheel by hand .The cord appears to slip.. I would be most grateful if somebody could give me some help in rectifying the problem . my email is len.dacruz @

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  • Len DaCruz Aug 01, 2008

    Hi Robotek
    Thank you for your kind offer and how to fix the problem. Could you kindly send me a length of the replacement cord. I did try to get this in London UK but I have still not found a Hi-Fi component store in my area that can supply me a length . I woud reimburse the cost if you could send me 1 metre.
    Once again thanks for the offer.
    Kind regards.

    Ps. I could contact you by phone if you let me have your Tel. No.

    My address is
    Len DaCruz
    44 Sutherland Grove
    London SW18 5 PU
    United Kingdom


  • Len DaCruz Aug 04, 2008

    Hi Robotek
    Thanks for the advice.I will never make that mistake again.Hope I don't come off the worse for this experience.Thanks for the kind offer .I look forward to hearing from you when you do find the cord.
    Kind regards.


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Hi soundblaster

A quick fix first.... Some times you can apply a little extra tension into the dial cord by looping an extra turn about the flywheel. you may have to unhitch one of the other pulleys to do this, but whilst placing a little more of the tension in the spring attached to the tuning gang. If this is not successful, then you will need to restring the dail drive. Take several photos of it first, and draw a diagram as well. It used to be the apprentices job restringing the daildrives, very difficult at first, but alot easier once you have had some practice. To get replacement cord, you will need to go to the like of Vintage-electronics in the US, or WES components in Australia, Ebay sometimes has this sort of thing. I have a roll myself I could post some to you also :)


Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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    Graeme Ross Aug 02, 2008

    Hi Len,

    First up, a little internet safety advice. You should not give your full details in a post like this. It opens you up to people stealing your identity. There is a type of internet software program called a BOT that virtually crawl public forums such as this collecting information. You should never gives out these details on the internet, UNLESS you are connected through an encrypted server such as what you bank supplies. All a crook needs from here to access you the biggest part of your life is your date of birth. And from your birth certificate they can get your mothers maiden name, then your phone access to your bank account

    Now to your dial cord. I am sure that I can help, just got to find my roll LOL I have closed down my repair business a few years ago, so all my vintage repair goodies are stashed away also. But I need to get in and sort out the mess it is at the moment, so in the next few weeks, I will find it. I have taken your details, and will be back to you soon. Cheers mate. Hit the ask button to me and we can raise a new job to follow this through for you. I will ask that this post be deleted to save you info from getting out there.


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