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Old 01-17-2019, 05:08 PM
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GE 806 - Volume / Focus potentiometer help!

Hello, everyone,

I am in the process of restoring a GE 806 10" tabletop set. I'm almost done with the restoration, but the volume/focus potentiometer is bad and I need to find a replacement.

The pot is a 100k/500k dual concentric pot with a power switch. Does anyone have a spare parts chassis or pot of this type or know where I could find one?

I was able to fix the focus (100k) pot to work with carbon paint. It's not perfect, but it works. The volume pot (500k section) is too far gone, though and I am either getting full blast volume or nothing.

Thanks in advance for your help and recommendations. If more information is needed, I am glad to provide. I appreciate the help!
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:45 PM
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You're in luck.....I have a whole front control panel for one, controls intact. PM me your address and I'll send you the volume/focus control
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:30 PM
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Anyone have the similar (but not identical) control for a GE 810? On the 810, the volume/power control is one unit, and a concentric hollow shaft with a pulley drives the focus pot mounted above.

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Old 01-17-2019, 07:42 PM
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This forum is awesome! PMed you, Kamakiri. I really appreciate the help.

I'll post pics when it's all done! :-)
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:27 PM
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Anyone have the similar (but not identical) control for a GE 810? On the 810, the volume/power control is one unit, and a concentric hollow shaft with a pulley drives the focus pot mounted above.

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Literally two weeks ago I did.....until a culling of my spare parts stash
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:03 AM
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Hello, everyone!

Tim kindly looked for this part for me, but it wasn't good. Does anyone else have any recommendations for finding this for my GE 806?

I really appreciate your help.
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:06 AM
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I hope something of that can help. The larger resistor has a 6mm/10mm shaft, the smaller has a 4mm/8mm one. I have a plenty of them on hands, and can re-assemble any one with the required resistance combination.
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:40 PM
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Thank you for your reply, Gleb!

The inner control is supposed to control a 500k pot for the volume and the outer control is supposed to control a 100k pot for the focus. Do you have something that would fit that description?

I'll have to measure the shafts on the originals - I doubt these would be the correct length, but maybe I could fabricate something to work.

I appreciate your help and will of course pay you for your time, the part, and shipping if you find something that can help.

Thanks again!
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:34 AM
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Contact Mark Oppat here:

http://www.oldradioparts.net/
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Have you succeed with Mark Oppat? If not, my offer is still valid.
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