Joined: Jun Sun 08, 2008 11:18 pm Posts: 342 Location: Toquerville Utah
I am restoring a Crosley 02CP. After replacing caps and some tubes and wiring, the radio works like a charm except the tuning capacitor is very noisy. When tuning to stations I get a lot of sparking and some dead spots. I have cleaned it with WD 40 and wiped it as clean as possible with pipe cleaners and then sprayed it with contact cleaner. The noise is the same. What can I do next to reduce the noise?
Joined: May Sat 06, 2006 4:03 am Posts: 2421 Location: South of Richmond, VA 25 miles down the pike.
One thing to check is the mounting rubber/gromets. Sparking when tunning, stop on station, no movement, works like a charm. This assumes plates aren't touching. No more WD-40. Use matchbook thickness chip board between plates, see if you still get residue. Bill J.