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 Post subject: Sears Silvertone
PostPosted: Dec Wed 31, 2014 2:22 am 
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I just found a Sears Silvertone Stereo, Radio, Phonograph. Model # 8075. Anyone know anything about this thing? I plugged it in and got the radio working but it only plays on one speaker. You can just barely hear music coming out of the other speaker. The phonograph turned very slowly at first but then stopped and doesn't turn at all now. It's a beautiful console about six feet long and I would like to fix it up for my wife because we both love LP's. Any suggestions?

 Post subject: Re: Sears Silvertone
PostPosted: Dec Wed 31, 2014 2:28 am 

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Anything electronic of that age needs to be serviced before it can be used again. No doubt there is dried up grease and hardened rubber parts in the record changer, and many bad capacitors in the electronics which will need to be replaced.

If you have basic test equipment, soldering skills, and can read a schematic diagram you may be able to do the repairs yourself, and there are people here who will answer your questions as you go along.


Experience is what you gain when the results aren't what you were expecting.

 Post subject: Re: Sears Silvertone
PostPosted: Dec Wed 31, 2014 2:15 pm 

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Hi Enviromam,

Welcome to the Antique Radios Forums!

A good place to start learning about old radio restorations is the following web-site:

Also, it looks like that your radio is covered in the SAMS #965-6 Photofacts.
Possibly someone on this forum can help you out with it.

Good luck, Peter

 Post subject: Re: Sears Silvertone
PostPosted: Jan Thu 01, 2015 7:25 pm 

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Hi, Welcome to the forum!

There are some really well-written articles for beginners at You can also learn about radio restoration from Joernone and phonograph servicing from radiophonotvnut on You Tube.

It will take some effort and expense (hopefully not too much) to get your stereo serviced and working again, especially if you're able to do it yourself, but it will be worth it.

Also, keep in mind that your stereo should not be plugged in and turned on until it has been serviced. You can cause a lot of damage. If it is working but not yet been serviced, you're living on borrowed time.

Good luck, Tom

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