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Over time, the volume controls of all my clock radios always develop a loud
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Over time, the volume controls of all my clock radios always develop a loud
static sound whenever I adjust the volume. Is there a remedy for this?



A really good control cleaner, or all new pots.


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Over time, the volume controls of all my clock radios always develop a loud
static sound whenever I adjust the volume. Is there a remedy for this?
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Michael




Yes, the easiest and most usual solution is to go to your local Radio Shack toy
and cell phone store and get a can of TV-Tuner/Control Cleaner & Lubricant
Catalog #: 64-4315
Open your clock radio so that you can get to the volume control. It will have
an open area next to the terminals that gives you access to the resistance
element and contact inside.Point the spray tube of your tuner cleaner and spray
about ONE (1) second of cleaner into the innards of the control. Exercise the
control through its full range four or five times.
Reassemble your radio. That should fix the scratchy noise.

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Desolder the pot or sometimes enough access to to
do the following without desoldering
Mark with felt tip
the relative positions of the sub parts, bend out
the retaining flaps of the casing metal with a small
screwdriver.
Dismantle the pot down to the carbon track clean/degrease.
Where the track is not too bad , just worn in arcs.
Bend, out or in whichever shows most fresh track, the wiper
blade/blades to use a different
part of track. If the wiper support can be wedged
away from the track then bend the wiper to give more
contact force. If the rivets have slackened on the
paxolin then squash with an old pair of basic red/blue/yellow single
action crimp pliers. To get to the wiper rivet
grind down the the interfering bulges a bit between the
red and blue sections.


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Over time, the volume controls of all my clock radios always develop a

loud
static sound whenever I adjust the volume. Is there a remedy for this?
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Thanks,
Michael




Desolder the pot or sometimes enough access to to
do the following without desoldering
Mark with felt tip
the relative positions of the sub parts, bend out
the retaining flaps of the casing metal with a small
screwdriver.
Dismantle the pot down to the carbon track clean/degrease.
Where the track is not too bad , just worn in arcs.
Bend, out or in whichever shows most fresh track, the wiper
blade/blades to use a different
part of track. If the wiper support can be wedged
away from the track then bend the wiper to give more
contact force. If the rivets have slackened on the
paxolin then squash with an old pair of basic red/blue/yellow single
action crimp pliers. To get to the wiper rivet
grind down the the interfering bulges a bit between the
red and blue sections.


All this for a clock radio???
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The OP says "all my clock radios". That's odd. I've never had /all/ the pots
in the equipment I've owned become scratchy.

Obviously, cleaning the pot should fix the problem. But I suspect the OP
lives in a dusty/dirty environment, or is a heavy smoker.


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On Dec 24, 7:53*pm, "Michael" wrote:
Over time, the volume controls of all my clock radios always develop a loud
static sound whenever I adjust the volume. Is there a remedy for this?
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beside control cleaner, basically, it's a good idea to turn every
control through the whole range of movement and switch every switch
on and off on every piece of equipment you own that doesn't have the
newfangled rubber key type things, every week or two. keeps them from
getting spotty contact with dust, gunk from the air, particles from
wear, etc. over the years, wipers on pots, switches, relays, etc. have
evolved to do this pretty well.

given that clock radios don't have the volume adjusted a large amount,
they don't get this treatment the way older type equipment where the
volume was turned down to zero to switch the thing off did.

the other thing that happens, however, is that there gets to be extra
wear in the small area of a control which is actually used and as a
result contact is spotty; no cure for that.
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On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 11:27:39 -0000, William Sommerwerck wrote:

The OP says "all my clock radios". That's odd. I've never had /all/ the pots
in the equipment I've owned become scratchy.

Obviously, cleaning the pot should fix the problem. But I suspect the OP
lives in a dusty/dirty environment, or is a heavy smoker.


No, it happens to mine too. Clock radios are usually made VERY cheaply.

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On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 04:46:41 -0000, DaveM wrote:

"Michael" wrote in message
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Over time, the volume controls of all my clock radios always develop a loud
static sound whenever I adjust the volume. Is there a remedy for this?
--
Thanks,
Michael




Yes, the easiest and most usual solution is to go to your local Radio Shack toy
and cell phone store and get a can of TV-Tuner/Control Cleaner & Lubricant
Catalog #: 64-4315
Open your clock radio so that you can get to the volume control. It will have
an open area next to the terminals that gives you access to the resistance
element and contact inside.Point the spray tube of your tuner cleaner and spray
about ONE (1)


Why do poeple write ONE (1)? Is this because some people can't read numerals?

second of cleaner into the innards of the control. Exercise the
control through its full range four or five times.
Reassemble your radio. That should fix the scratchy noise.




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Why do poeple write ONE (1)? *Is this because some people can't read
numerals?


It is to emphatize that it must be done in one second. Otherwise it
might go unnoticed.
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Over time, the volume controls of all my clock radios always develop a loud
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Quick and cheap solution, keep adjusting the control up and down until
it stops scratching.
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On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 11:27:39 -0000, William Sommerwerck wrote:

The OP says "all my clock radios". That's odd. I've never had /all/ the pots
in the equipment I've owned become scratchy.

Obviously, cleaning the pot should fix the problem. But I suspect the OP
lives in a dusty/dirty environment, or is a heavy smoker.


No, it happens to mine too. Clock radios are usually made VERY cheaply.

Or it could be due to fine dust from your parrots' feathers and droppings.

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The OP says "all my clock radios". That's odd. I've never had /all/ the
pots in the equipment I've owned become scratchy.
Obviously, cleaning the pot should fix the problem. But I suspect the
OP lives in a dusty/dirty environment, or is a heavy smoker.


No, it happens to mine too. Clock radios are usually made VERY cheaply.


That must be the problem. I don't own cheap clock-radios.




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The OP says "all my clock radios". That's odd. I've never had /all/ the
pots in the equipment I've owned become scratchy.
Obviously, cleaning the pot should fix the problem. But I suspect the
OP lives in a dusty/dirty environment, or is a heavy smoker.


No, it happens to mine too. Clock radios are usually made VERY cheaply.


That must be the problem. I don't own cheap clock-radios.


It must be another of that PHucker's many problems. I have a few
cheap ones around and there are no pot problems. Of course good ones
don't use crappy pots, so that is a better solution.
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On Fri, 02 Jan 2009 20:51:10 -0000, IanM wrote:

Peter Hucker wrote:
On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 11:27:39 -0000, William Sommerwerck wrote:

The OP says "all my clock radios". That's odd. I've never had /all/ the pots
in the equipment I've owned become scratchy.

Obviously, cleaning the pot should fix the problem. But I suspect the OP
lives in a dusty/dirty environment, or is a heavy smoker.


No, it happens to mine too. Clock radios are usually made VERY cheaply.

Or it could be due to fine dust from your parrots' feathers and droppings.


They did this before I got parrots. They don't seem to be worse since I got them. Surprisingly, nothing has got upset (except my 2nd last projection TV, which told me to change the filter after every 2 hours of use (instead of every 100)). I've since changed the projector to one without a filter, and it's worked fine ever since.

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The OP says "all my clock radios". That's odd. I've never had /all/ the
pots in the equipment I've owned become scratchy.
Obviously, cleaning the pot should fix the problem. But I suspect the
OP lives in a dusty/dirty environment, or is a heavy smoker.


No, it happens to mine too. Clock radios are usually made VERY cheaply.


That must be the problem. I don't own cheap clock-radios.


A clock radio doesn't strike me as an item one would spend a lot of money on.

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Why do poeple write ONE (1)? *Is this because some people can't read
numerals?


It is to emphatize that it must be done in one second. Otherwise it
might go unnoticed.


Then why not say "one (and make sure it's one)" or "one, yes one,", or just "ONE" in capitals, or "**ONE**"

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On 25 Des 2008, 01:53, Michael wrote:
Over time, the volume controls of all my clock radios always develop a loud
static sound whenever I adjust the volume. Is there a remedy for this?
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Quick and cheap solution, keep adjusting the control up and down until
it stops scratching.


I just leave the volume in one place all the time.

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That must be the problem. I don't own cheap clock-radios.

A clock radio doesn't strike me as an item one would spend
a lot of money on.


There have been some nice ones, especially from GE in the late 70s and early
80s. GE produced the first clock-radio with an electronic display (1972),
and the first with digital electronic tuning (1980). They were not cheap. I
have both.


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I just leave the volume in one place all the time.

That's virtually guaranteed to produce a noisy control.


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That must be the problem. I don't own cheap clock-radios.


A clock radio doesn't strike me as an item one would spend
a lot of money on.


There have been some nice ones, especially from GE in the late 70s and early
80s. GE produced the first clock-radio with an electronic display (1972),
and the first with digital electronic tuning (1980). They were not cheap. I
have both.


It's a device to get me out of bed in the morning. I'm not awake enough to appreciate it really. I've got (both - as I fall asleep after one) mine on buzzer, as Terry Wogan et al really really annoy me and I end up throwing the clock radio across the room.

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I just leave the volume in one place all the time.


That's virtually guaranteed to produce a noisy control.


It's only noisy when you move it. If you NEVER move it, there is no problem.

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On Sat, 03 Jan 2009 21:15:07 -0000, William Sommerwerck wrote:

That must be the problem. I don't own cheap clock-radios.


A clock radio doesn't strike me as an item one would spend
a lot of money on.


There have been some nice ones, especially from GE in the late 70s and early
80s. GE produced the first clock-radio with an electronic display (1972),
and the first with digital electronic tuning (1980). They were not cheap. I
have both.


It's a device to get me out of bed in the morning. I'm not awake enough to appreciate it really. I've got (both - as I fall asleep after one) mine on buzzer, as Terry Wogan et al really really annoy me and I end up throwing the clock radio across the room.



So you are not only stupid, but lazy AND violent. No surprise.


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On Sat, 03 Jan 2009 21:15:44 -0000, William Sommerwerck wrote:

I just leave the volume in one place all the time.


That's virtually guaranteed to produce a noisy control.


It's only noisy when you move it. If you NEVER move it, there is no problem.



Bull. If it stays in one place it becomes intermittent. More proof
that you are a just another ignorant troll.


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