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 Post subject: Grundig 4085 Radio no sound
PostPosted: Jun Tue 29, 2021 1:40 am 
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Hello, recent owner of a Grundig 4085 radio, in seemingly good shape (expected but no sound/static. The only sign of life are the two light bulbs with dim lights behind the front glass. Repositioned/tightened tubes in sockets.

Wondering if I missed a 110v switch somewhere or voltage (four levels printed on back panel from 110 to 220) is auto select?

Any/all thoughts are appreciated. Also it was on a 3 month journey from Germany to U.S. and reasonably well packed but no cushioning inside the unit.


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 Post subject: Re: Grundig 4085 Radio no sound
PostPosted: Jun Tue 29, 2021 1:44 am 
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How about posting a scan of that back panel. Most likely the set had been using the 220 volt input, and would simply need to be switched to 110/60 cycle. I guess the trick is in finding that switch.

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 Post subject: Re: Grundig 4085 Radio no sound
PostPosted: Jun Tue 29, 2021 1:50 am 
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If the radio was shipped from Germany, which uses 220V AC power, it probably is still set for that.

It does not "auto-select" for line voltage. You will need to remove the rear cover and locate the voltage selector control, then set it to the desired input voltage. It will be located near where the power cord enters the chassis. If you get stuck, take and post a photo here.

Usually "125V" is a setting option. That's the preferred setting for USA operation. Running the radio on "110V" setting will probably shorten its life.


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