I have an old Morse brand FM stereo / phonograph unit (model 74452 for the extra-curious). The volume crackles horribly when I turn it up and down. I have the pot half-disassembled and half-disconnected.
I am thinking that I can either clean it, or replace it. This is a 30+ year old stereo, so I would like to replace it, but it is a double-pot. I've googled and such a bit, but I've not been encouraged with the results. So, I'm back to cleaning it. I have gone through some past posts, and it seems that while cleaning is an option, it is not guaranteed to work for any significant period of time, if at all. I may try to get some cleaner tomorrow, but I'd like to know what you may think of the situation.
Details on the pot - It is labelled with the following:
Top Pot - VR-23J M 250Kohm AX2 SF J62X (or J82X, not sure)
Bottom Pot - 3A125VAC 1.5A250VAC
So, as you can see, the pot is double because the top is for volume and the bottom is for power. It clicks when you turn it all the way CCW. Also, one of the wires from the wall plug goes straight to one of the terminals.
Basically, my question boils down to: Is there any hope of replacement, or am I stuck with seeing if I can clean it?
I can post links to pictures if anyone wants a look.