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Need help with my Sherwood S-7450 Stereo Reciever.

Discussion in 'Repairing Electronics' started by itshere, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. itshere

    itshere New Member

    Feb 4, 2017
    Can someone please look at the video and tell me how to fix this?

    Its normally fine but recently one or both sides suddenly go very choppy and the sound is distorted and you have to tap on the back to get the sound back to its original state. The nob that I am regulating is the balance, originally its in the center, as soon as I turned it to the left, it happened.

    I tried with another amplifier and didnt have this issue so Its definitely the Sherwood at fault here but what exactly should be fix and how much would it cost approx?

    Thank you for your help!
  2. xaxxon

    xaxxon New Member

    Feb 16, 2017
    The first thing I would do is to clean the balance "pot" (potentiometer). You would have to remove the top cover and spray contact cleaner into the balance pot (behind the knob) while turning the knob rapidly from side to side. You could use a contact cleaner spray from Radio Shack or other same type store. It's about a $7 gamble that this will fix the problem.
  3. DerStrom8

    DerStrom8 Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

    Aug 9, 2010
    Vermont (GMT-5:00)
    There is definitely a bad connection somewhere. Whether it be the wiper of the knob potentiometer, or the input jacks, or the cables, something is not making proper contact. What were you wiggling near the end of the video? That seemed to have a major impact on the sound. My personal guess is that you've got some cold cracked solder joints on the input jacks. Best way to fix it is open the thing up and re-flow the joints with a soldering iron. I would need to see photos of the inside though, where the jacks are soldered to the circuit board.

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