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cleaning of APLS master volume att.
« on: December 29, 2013, 10:34:21 AM »
For some time we have a problem with noise and crackled sound from ALPS master att. on 651..Yesterday I took it out from master section, unsolder all wires, and disassemble all decks with ceramic plates...There are a lot of dirt inside on contacts and wiper...all contacts are cleaned with isopropyl alcohol,shaft is lubricated with silicone oil and all this is assembled and put inside 651, nice weekend job...after all, crackled sound is gone, noise is gone and now I have clean master att. which is like new!!!   ;D ;D

Care must be taken with ceramic plates, resistive film is laser cutted on ceramic, and that resistive part do not clean with isopropyl alcohol, only gently wipe with dry hygienic stick...

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Re: cleaning of APLS master volume att.
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 09:16:10 PM »
Great post - I was thinking to do the same, after I had great result bathing my routing cards in Isoprop.Alcohol. Got a bit of crackling on my Master Pot as well.
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Re: cleaning of APLS master volume att.
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 09:22:30 PM »
Last picture is half dirt and half cleaned...nice difference between...I had big problem with master pot, and now all problems gone...  ;)


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Re: cleaning of APLS master volume att.
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 08:09:12 PM »
Well done Raf!
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Re: cleaning of APLS master volume att.
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 02:17:06 PM »
Love that pot!
You should definitely re-condition the switch contacts with a ProGold or similar product.  The fix will last longer and there is less wear on the metal to metal contacts.
Mike