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Post by Bill Gray on Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:16 pm

Hi my name is Bill
I worked in the electronic industry for 36 years
I attended night classes in the 60s when tube tech was taught
recently a friend gave me a old Ge model 200 am receiver (5 tube)
before I start to restore this radio I would like to accumulate as much data as possible
schematic and parts list, alignment procedure

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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:20 pm

Welcome to TRF. Nostalgia Air is the place to go for the schematic. The biggest problem this radio has is Clock motor failure, not often, and, Bad I F transformers. Very often. I have one of these, and, for a budget radio, they play pretty good. Hope I don't have my GE models mixed up. If so, oops! Sorry in advance..
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:29 pm

Welcome to TRF! If you have access to Rider's manuals, the schematic for your radio is in Volume 18, pages 19 and 20.

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Post by Tony V on Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:01 pm

Welcome to TRF!
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Post by 75X11 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:42 pm

Welcome! As you can see, you've come to the right place!
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Post by jerryhawthorne on Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:14 pm

Welcome and the schematic and information on your radio is available at the link I have attached.  A nice simple starting radio that should perform well.  It would be nice to do your work on the radio with it unplugged from any A/C source.  Although this radio does not appear to have a "hot" chassis, best to be safe.  Some of these radios known as AC/DC radios apply one of the side of the A/C plug to the chassis.  They were not made with the polarized plugs so, depending on which way the plug is inserted into the wall socket, the chassis would be looking for a finger of yours on it and a source to ground.  Most like to use an isolation transformer on this type of radio for safety.
As Bill indicated this from an era when there are a couple of parts that like to creep their conductors.  Referred as the dreaded silver mica disease.  Not to worry yet, if yours has it it will be revealed later on the chassis restoration.  For now, you need to replace the electrolytic caps in this radio first.  After that the rest of the other wax looking caps.  It really is fun.

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PS: Bill, I hope you miscounted the number of tubes. This is for a 200 and indicates 6!

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