Cleaning the POTS

daffyduck

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Hello everyone, I just purchased a AKAI X5000W reel to reel tape deck that is in real good shape. The only problem is the volume and tone POTS are a little scratchy and I want to clean them. I bought a can of spray contact cleaner for the job.
Has anyone completed this task on the same deck? If so, what is the best way to get to the POTS to spray the contacts.

I appreciate any assistance.
 

daffyduck

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Tim, thanks so much. Yes, I have the manual, I just wanted to be sure that my thinking was correct. After pulling the mechanism and amp out I am going to install a nice looking "handle" on the top of the box to carry the deck around.
 

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