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I own a little all-wave...
I own a little all-wave Grundig radio. Lately any movement of the volume control produces static which becomes worse and worse. I assume the volume control needs to be replaced. Where do you suggest I take it? Does Radio Shack do repairs? I am in an electric powered "scooter" and I have limited mobility. Can I send it in somewhere? I am on a limited income, but I do miss my little "companion".
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Aric
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Hello, Does the static stop when the control is at rest (once you're done adjusting it)? If so, then you do not need to replace the control, as they all get this problem after several years. It is simply dust in the control which can be cleaned with this product you can order from the link below:

 

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103700

 

You would simply remove the screws on the cover of the unit, remove so that you can see the volume control. The control will have a small hole on the back of it which you would simply aim the nozzle of the cleaner into and spray liberally while moving the control up and down to clean it. The cleaning should last you another 5 years anyways.

 

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