Post subject: Recapped RCA 6EY3A and now no sound.
Posted: May Fri 04, 2012 12:31 am
Joined: Dec Mon 27, 2010 2:55 am Posts: 38 Location: Canton, OH
I recapped a 6EY3A 45 player with Chassis RS-152A today and now I have no sound. Rechecked the two electrolytics and the rest of the caps to make sure leads were soldered correctly. I checked the speaker with another amp and it is working ok. Even put in tubes from a player that was working properly and still no sound.
We assume that the tubes light up. You can test some basic things without much equipment. Be sure that the mute switch contacts are clean and that it is making contact when in the "play" position. Do you get a hum when you touch the "hot" lead from the cartridge? Touch it at both the cartridge end and the mute switch end in case the wire is bad. If you hear a hum, you may have a bad cartridge. If you do not hear a hum, check both the primary and secondary sides of the output transformer for continuity.