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Static sound Hi, I own a Vestax PCV-180 mixer, and some of the pots are starting to develop a "crackle" when I rotate them. This occurs primarily with the EQ knobs (mostly the bass). Is there any way I can clean / replace the pots? I have looked in my owners manual, but can not find any service info for this (only cross fader replacement). Any help would be grand Ta, Matt

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Please bring an lubricant contact cleaner from radio shack near you and apply it in pots while you are moving it forward and back.

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