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    1. Marty Socal
      Marty Socal
      Forgot to include the link for the owners manual:
      http://www.fisherconsoles.com/non%20console%20manuals/fisher%20800c%20om.pdf

      Also, there is a local antique radio club, SCARS is the name, The Southern California Antique Radio Society. There may be a member there more qualified to work on it than I am, maybe even closer to where you are up in LA.
      http://www.antiqueradios.org/

      This one is selling on epay, he says e had it repaired in LA, maybe you can contact him for the name of the place he used?
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fisher-800c-xlnt-Condition-receiver-stereo-am-fm-/230710026026
    2. Marty Socal
      Marty Socal
      Frank,
      I'm not that good of a tech to be clled an Engineer by any means, I'm an auto mechanic by trade., but I have successfully repaired a couple radios, but in no way am I a pro at it. I can replace parts like capacitors, and figure out if a part is out of spec by using a multimeter, etc. I don't have a tube tester, or the means to align the FM receiver, either.

      In your unit, if the main problem is a hum only when playing a record, I would verify that there is a ground wire connected between the receiver and the phonograph itself. I googled 800c fisher and found a link to the owners manual in PDF form, on page 7 it talks about grounding.

      Marty out!
      P.S. there is a good thread on the 900C over on the antique radio forum:http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=120432
    3. frankolumbo
      frankolumbo
      Hi Marty,

      My name is Frank, I live in Pasadena, and forum member Larryderouin suggested you might be able to help me. I have a Fisher 800-C console which, while working fine generally, has a pretty loud hum on the record player side. I am absolutely a non-tech guy, and I'm looking for a trustworthy (and not too expensive) engineer in the LA area to give it an overhaul. I don't think it has ever had any parts replaced in its 50-odd years. Anyway, Larry suggested I make contact with Audiokarma guys in Socal, as one of you might be able to suggest a repair engineer, or might even be able (and willing) to take on the job yourself.

      Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from you.

      Frank
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