View Full Version : 1984 RCA XL100 25" console with 2 problems

05-17-2017, 08:29 PM
Not sure how to to describe it but one has been a tuner issue where sometimes, I have to wait a bit before signal finally comes in but the biggest problem just started recently with this rolling distortion as seen in the pics. Any ideas? I've never seen this before.

Eric H
05-17-2017, 08:42 PM
That looks like a very bad filter capacitor. Hook a good one of equal or better voltage across each section of the can filter and see if it goes away.

05-17-2017, 08:58 PM
Definitely a filter cap. Had a CTC-120 do this to me last year. Open it up, there's a big can mounted right on the back of the chassis. IIRC, it was 600 mf.

05-18-2017, 09:42 AM
Yes, classic RCA Christmas tree. Bad main filter can. Very common.
Tuner problems almost always cold joints on these. Post a picture
of the tuner assy & we will help from there if needed.

73 Zeno:smoke: