I haven't followed the thread but I have found that meters stick for
two reasons. Magnetic dust gets into the movement or the needle
or face is distorted and drags across the movement.
I have found a piece of heavy duty monofilament fishing line can
be used to clean out the coil/magnet movement. It is usually strong
enough to push aside any particles without being so strong that
it might damage something. The secret is lots of magnification
to get a good look into the gap between the coil and the magnet.
I have also seen (in dry climates) where plastic faced meters can
get enough of a static charge to cause "sticky" behavior. But this
is pretty rare and is usually only temporary.
Meter repair is fun but it requires a delicate hand and optical
73 es gl John
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