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Question - AKAI AA-R50 - how to access potentiometer

Anyone - I own a vintage akai receiver (1970's) and need to clean the potentiometers. I believe they can be accessed by removing the front plate? If so, how do you release the tuner knob? I cannot tell what type of screw holds it in place....and if there is a better way to clean the volume and balance controls please share!



Question - AKAI AA-R50 - how to access potentiometer

I doubt if pulling the front panel would give you access to the controls; you will need to remove the case to get to them from the top. If the controls have small holes on the top you can get cleaner into them that way; if not, you will have to spray cleaner into them from the terminal side.

Question - AKAI AA-R50 - how to access potentiometer

I have the case off but front panel is 1" deep and blocks access... I have a message into a guy who has the same unit that he is selling and said he cleaned the pots. He should know the trick - I hope!