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Califone 1450k Well I turned it on and played a record it sounded so good, but the unit was dirty so i put it in my bathtub to wash it, it did not work so well so i put it in my washer, and put some soap in, after that was over i pluged it in and now all it does is make a ******* sound.. why please help, i think i sould have used non sented soap.

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