20 Most Recent Kenwood VR-209 Receiver Questions & Answers


this worked on my kenwood vr-209. 10 others fixed their kenwood as well from the posts.


Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Dec 24, 2016

The power transformer is bad. Part # L07-2485-05 it costs about $ 85 bucks to replace it. It is the big one.

Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Apr 11, 2015

how to connect tv to kenwood reciever vr-209?

Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Sep 30, 2013

I have a VR205 with the same problem. I can make it stay on by doing this: as soon as the display lights up turn off the power and then turn it back on quickly. Do this 3 or 4 times. Mine usually stays on after this....the relays latch and all is well I suspect one of the step-start relays as I have checked everything else out and all is in order and the receiver works fine. I would love to find a shop manual for this series of receivers. Anyone know where such an animal exists?

Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Jul 05, 2013

The connection instructions begin on page 7 of this manual.

Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Apr 02, 2013

your receiver's volume is set to loud

Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Jan 24, 2013

  • Great conversation. He had some amp building experience so this made things easier. Went through a couple ways to handle this. Long conversation with a lot of technical advice so i will leave it at he was satisfied.

  • Have a great night sir.

Regards, Tony

Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Sep 20, 2011

Do you mean KENWOOD VR-209?

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Page 21 descriebs the microprocessor reset for USA & Canada; or other countries.

Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts, overloads and operator exuberance by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011

E-bay or call Kenwoods 1800 #. You can get the # from gethuman.com or google it.
Tell kenwood parts dept your model # and they should be able to hook you up.

Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Nov 11, 2010

If you are sure your speakers are good. This unit has a protect circuit keeping the unit from turning on. This recevier uses an ic instead of output transistors. A ic incorperates transistors,resistors,capactors in one assembly for size and costs. There is a number right on the front of the ic ,you can go on-line to buy the ic is is fairly easy to put in as long as you can desolder and solder in.

Kenwood VR-209... | Answered on Apr 17, 2010

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