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[Yaesu] Another FT1000D tuning knob fix

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Subject: [Yaesu] Another FT1000D tuning knob fix
From: k4oj@tampabay.rr.com (Jim White, K4OJ)
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 20:26:34 -0400
be very gentile on the lubricant near the rig - those with asthma may wish
to avoid wd40


Jim, K4OJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy & Steve Lawrence" <smlx@earthlink.net>
To: <yaesu@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 5:06 PM
Subject: [Yaesu] Another FT1000D tuning knob fix

> My FT1000D main tuning knob almost froze last night!  The encoder can be
> replaced by removing the knob to gain access to the nut. Remove the top
> bottom covers, remove the two top screws at the sides holding the front
> panel. Loosen but do not remove the correspnding lower front panel screws.
> Unplug the line going to the power switch. The front panel will now rotate
> down.
> Staring at the wire bundle, I accepted the fact that my eyes have gotten
> smaller and my hands bigger over the years. So I buttoned up the radio.
> Here is a simple fix, albeit perhaps temporary, suggested by the Yaesu
> Service Dept. Use WD40.
> Remove the rubber main knob cover. Remove the knob by loosening the set
> screw. (If you unwind the set screw too much, you'll have to take the knob
> apart (three more screws - don't ask how I know) to retrieve the set
> Unwind the spring and remove the plastic washer. Set the radio with the
> face up. Cover the shaft with a paper towel and insert the WD40 extension
> nozzle on to the opening in the "C" ring clip on the shaft. Spray. Let sit
> vertically for a while. Replace washer, spring (turn clockwise), knob and
> rubber cover.
> At first it was still stiff. About an hour later it loosened up and is
> to normal including another turn or so when "spun." I have not had any
> backlash movement with this radio ever.
> Sure hope this lasts.
> 73, Steve WB6RSE
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