Community ForumCategory: Stereo Consoleszenith-microtouch-turntable-repair
Mike Fox asked 2 years ago

I have a zenith microtouch turntable i have been trying to get working. It’s running but has low output and a loud hum going into the amplifier. Do you repair these? I’m trying to get this going.

1 Answers
HiFi Clinic Staff answered 2 years ago

The loud hum sounds like the stereo has some bad capacitors.

Has the stereo ever been recapped? If not, that’s the first step.

I’ve also found a couple of electrolytics that sit just before the speakers in the cabinet so take a look at that.
And you may not want to hear this, but the paper capacitors are also ones that you should replace. They will fail eventually, but not as catastrophically as the electrolytics.