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Frozen pot. Your thoughts?

Post by The Chad on Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:41 pm

My Electra X330's got a frozen tone pot. It started working intermittently and then froze solid. Deoxit or WD? I have a contact cleaner I'd used on auto parts, is that worth a shot? Thoughts, please.

And yes, I realize that this thread's title is dubious. Suspect Laughing

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Re: Frozen pot. Your thoughts?

Post by Barry on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:18 pm

Definitely not WD40! It leaves a residue which will insulate the contact points.
Go with the Deoxit...then yank it like a monkey in a Mango tree. What a Face
Apply a few times if needed and let it sit a little between applications.

If it won't release it's buggered. Replace it. Life's too short.

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Post by The Chad on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:32 pm

Barry wrote:...then yank it like a monkey in a Mango tree. What a Face

Face Palmcheers

I'll do that Barry, great advice as usual.

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Re: Frozen pot. Your thoughts?

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:46 pm

I did it twice today already!

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Re: Frozen pot. Your thoughts?

Post by The Chad on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:49 pm

Wheres' that icon...

Face Palm

There we go.

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Re: Frozen pot. Your thoughts?

Post by The Chad on Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:43 pm

DeOxit did the trick. All better.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:01 pm

the wonder cure eh, never fails.

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Re: Frozen pot. Your thoughts?

Post by hoax on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:46 pm

Did you yank the monkey, choke the chicken or beat the bishop?

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Re: Frozen pot. Your thoughts?

Post by The Chad on Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:36 am

Yes, DeOxit = gold.

Graham... I did have to twist the knob a lot.

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Re: Frozen pot. Your thoughts?

Post by Barry on Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:06 am

The Chad wrote:...I did have to twist the knob a lot.
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