Tube Radio Repair
The charge is $15 per tube plus parts. I call this my "Basic Repair Cost". All the little things I do during a repair that takes up time, are included in the Basic Repair Cost.
Here is what is included in the "Basic Repair Cost":
Receiver Alignment - Simple AM is included.
Wires with crumbling insulation are replaced.
Replacement of the first 5 capacitors are Free; radios can have between 5 and 19 of them.
Cleaning the chassis, dial glass and cabinet. Straightening mechanical parts and levers. Lubricating controls and switches and painting parts.
Radios needing extensive troubleshooting or a lot of wires replaced, will be billed at $45 per hour extra.
Power supply filter capacitors are replaced - extra cost.
Your approval of all repairs is obtained at every step.
Dial cord replacement @ $45/hour.
Generally, the older the radio the more it will cost to repair, especially pre-1935 models.
Your radio is repaired to be safe and to last a long time.
What if your radio cannot be repaired?
If your radio cannot be repaired, you will only be charged for the parts installed and the return shipping.
See the bottom of the "Home" page.
To send in your radio
See the "Send In your Radio" page to the left.
Have a Zenith tube radio, click here
Zenith TransOceanic radios
(TO's) with leather cases. Your radio will look really nice with new black dye applied to that leather case. $75.00.
Car Tube & Transistor Radio's - AM Only.
Car radio's with manual tuning only, no digital displays.
Please indicate if your car is "Positive" or "Negative" ground.
Note : If the tuning control does not move the dial pointer, I cannot repair your radio. The tuner section of car radio's were not designed to be worked on.
Car Radio's with tubes, see pricing below.
Transistor car radio's - See "Transistor Repair" to the Left.
Typical Repair Cost:
5 or 6 tube radios - $180 - $250 plus shipping.
7 or 8 Tube Radios - $250 - $325 pus shipping
Pre-1935 Tube Radios - $350 to $450 plus shipping
One Year Warranty