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MagnificentMagnavox1959

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Collaro changer arm won't come over on 1958 bershire
« on: January 14, 2015, 09:52:01 AM »
Hi guys I recently bought a 58 berkshire
Unit is in mint condition, I recapped it, dial string broke :( or was already
The changer works record drops but arm won't come over to set down on record edge
I can't figure it out?
This set also came with the rare small stereo 1 tube amp to
Has very nice sound
Also the radio stations tune in good but after a big it drifts, not bad but I have good ears and notice it
So any ideas? From fellow Maggie lovers?
I'd like to fix the dial string to, not sure if I can reuse the original or new? I been collecting and restoring these sets 25 years
I never had a dial string break

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Re: Collaro changer arm won't come over on 1958 bershire
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 10:12:34 AM »
Check this link. A teardown and lube is probably needed. The motor in mine was dry.

http://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=68177

I'll add this to the links section as well.
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Re: Collaro changer arm won't come over on 1958 bershire
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 11:55:37 AM »
Thanks Mark, I'll look at that tonight. Other than that the sets fine
I will pull the changer tonight. I need to restring the radio to in it, is that easy to do?

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Re: Collaro changer arm won't come over on 1958 bershire
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 12:37:07 PM »
Thanks Mark, I'll look at that tonight. Other than that the sets fine
I will pull the changer tonight. I need to restring the radio to in it, is that easy to do?


I never had to do that but the service manuals always show how the string is routed.
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Re: Collaro changer arm won't come over on 1958 bershire
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 01:43:31 PM »
Restringing the dial in a Magnavox tuner is relatively straight forward... especially compared to some other manufacturers!


As far as the tonearm not moving over onto the record your changer may simply need cleaning and lubrication or you may have to replace the change cycle drive wheel. once you get the platter off you should be able to get a look at the drive wheels and see what sort of shape they are in.
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Re: Collaro changer arm won't come over on 1958 bershire
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 09:21:56 PM »
Hi guys, I pulled the changer and the trip lever wasn't working right, she's working perfect now :)
When I pulled and cleaned and oiled It the first time I missed that part
Thanks for everyone's help