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DIAL STRINGING RADIOS

One of the most difficult parts of radio repair is re-stringing dial cord used to tune the radio. We have actually run into older un-documented radios (1932 or older) where we could not successfully restring the radio. Without dial stringing documentation, some radios are simply impossible to restring.

A dial string diagram looks like this:

DIAL CORD RESTRINGING  Any radio or repair that requires restringing the tuning dial cord, costs $45.00 to restring and in some cases $95.00. If you have never tried to do this then you cannot appreciate how frustrating and time consuming it is. If you think the price is too high - be my guest and do it yourself. Restringing can involve multiple hours and delays due to research [ Many radio documentation sets do not have adequate dial string diagrams.] A radio that has a particularly difficult dial cord setup can in the worst case consume 20-30 hours of actual clock time. We do not bill for this time.

DIAL STRING REPAIR GERMAN RADIOS -CAUTION!

If your German radio does not tune or the tuning indicator does not move, then you will need a dial string repair. This can be very expensive because the knobs must be removed followed by the face plate. The knobs after 50 years have usually become almost welded to their shafts. It is extremely time consuming and labor intensive to remove these knobs, or impossible to remove. Thus, when a German  [Blaupunkt, Telefunken, Saba, etc.] radio needs dial string repair - we will request that the owner remove the knobs before sending the unit to us. This is precautionary and a cost saving measure - because if you expend funds to send the radio to us, and we cannot remove the knobs, the cost of shipping both ways will have been wasted.

 

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