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peodepitte
07-29-2016, 12:28 PM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone by any chance have a service manual for this little beauty (Philco 370FWH).

Lights up but don't get the signal right and needs a bit of repair love.

http://flatoutrecords.com/pics/s-l500.jpg

zeno
07-29-2016, 04:35 PM
Ive probably got the Sams but try to get a free one first !
I will look tomorrow

BTW those were good little sets. Just like Admiral they had
a last hoorah with some good ones finally.

73 Zeno:smoke:

Electronic M
07-29-2016, 04:50 PM
You probably know this, but I'll say it just in case ya don't. That set is not capable of receiving signals off the air on it's own anymore. You need a DTV box or an older NTSC signal source such as a VCR, DVD player, or older video game system to feed it a signal that it can process.

zeno
07-30-2016, 01:27 PM
Cant find model number in Sams. Must be more
to it. A chassis number would work also.

73 Zeno:smoke:

tom.j.fla
07-30-2016, 05:38 PM
Full model # is "B"370BWH Sams 1559-2. All the best, Tom

zeno
07-31-2016, 06:35 PM
Got it. PM me if you dont find a free one.

73 Zeno:smoke:

peodepitte
08-03-2016, 11:48 AM
Hi guys,

Thanks for all the replies. Yes I have the converters, we have tried old VHS players and HDMI to the VHF/UHF inputs etc. It does get signal but not the right one unfortunately.

I did find it on sams but wondered if anyone had it for free.

It is a nice little set for sure :)

dieseljeep
08-18-2016, 11:11 AM
Hi guys,

Thanks for all the replies. Yes I have the converters, we have tried old VHS players and HDMI to the VHF/UHF inputs etc. It does get signal but not the right one unfortunately.

I did find it on sams but wondered if anyone had it for free.

It is a nice little set for sure :)

Did you try the fine tuning on both channels, 3 and 4. You have to make sure that the channel selector is set to match the output of the source, VCR, DTV converter etc.
Depending on the make of tuner, a possibility the fine tuning gears aren't meshing. GE Porta-Color tuners are great for that.
I feel, the set isn't that far from working properly.
This is a reason why us restorers are really going to miss analog cable and OTA reception. :sigh:

Captainclock
02-25-2017, 06:54 PM
Often with the old knob tuners for whatever reason (and I've experienced this several times myself with a 1988 vintage Zenith 13" Color TV I had with knobs) if you set the channel on the tuner (VHF or UHF) to one channel ahead or behind the channel the signal is coming in at (e.g. 4 instead of 3 or 2 instead of 3) and then fine tune until the channel comes in clearly you will actually be receiving your broadcast singal on the wrong channel (e.g. a VCR that is set to send a signal out through channel 3 can be watched on either channel 4 or channel 2 depending on which way you tune the tuner and how you have it fine tuned, or a VCR set to output on channel 4 could be seen on either channel 3 or on channel 5 depending on the which way you tune the tuner and how you have it fine tuned.) So you might be having that issue with your Philco, which if that's the case its just a matter of tuning the TV to the proper channel and then turning the fine tuning knob until you see a clear picture again on the correct channel.