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 Post subject: How to remove these knobs
PostPosted: Jan Sun 26, 2020 3:50 pm 
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How do I remove Knobs in order to refinish this cabinet? There are no set screws and I have tugged as much as I am willing. I don’t want to damage anything. It’s a Radiola 25.

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove these knobs
PostPosted: Jan Sun 26, 2020 7:28 pm 
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Use WD40 with the spray wand. Wait 24 hours and try to remove knobs. You may have to repeat the process a few times. If room exists inside the cabinet, hold the shaft with needle nose pliers to hold the shaft steady and try twisting the knob back and forth first to loosen the knob from the shaft.


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 Post subject: Re: How to remove these knobs
PostPosted: Jan Sun 26, 2020 9:48 pm 
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jimbenedict wrote:
Use WD40 with the spray wand. Wait 24 hours and try to remove knobs. You may have to repeat the process a few times. If room exists inside the cabinet, hold the shaft with needle nose pliers to hold the shaft steady and try twisting the knob back and forth first to loosen the knob from the shaft.


Thank you. The WD40 is now in place and the wait is on. Hope it works. I was concerned I was going to have to disassemble the rheostats.

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove these knobs
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See my PM Ed...

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove these knobs
PostPosted: Jan Mon 27, 2020 5:37 pm 
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I have a Radiola 20, same knobs. I'd like to know how to get them off too. Russie


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 Post subject: Re: How to remove these knobs
PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 6:00 pm 
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startgroove wrote:
I have a Radiola 20, same knobs. I'd like to know how to get them off too. Russie


Hello. It turns out on mine, the Knobs are made into the shaft. So, you have to loosen the square nut inside the wirewound controls. There are tension washers that have to be replaced the same as they came out and the wiper re-tensioned. The switch has a keeper inside that has to be removed. The three little Bakelite “covers” have a hex shape on the front inside and an Allen wrench removes them. These covers are delicate. Quite a lot just to get a knob off!!

Thanks Chas for the info.

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove these knobs
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Thank you very much for that great information! Cheers, Russie


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