Bang & Olufsen Amplifier Repairs

Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 6000

Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 6000 Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 6000

This was blowing the 160mA fuse to the smaller transformer, the 3300µF 16V RDE capacitor was short circuit.

Bang & Olufsen 3000

This looked as if it was not powered up, first off the power switch( with 'off' over it) is 'on' when it's up indicating 'off', I'm confused already. The problem turned out to be the switch bank, all the lever switches are on an interlinked assembly and either the lubricant had dried out (it's from 1969), or the contacts were corroded. A couple of soaks in WD40 equivalent was needed along the whole length, the symptom was FM drifting through the stations (its varicap-voltage tuned) and left\right channels not working, a constant operation of all the switches for a length of time (too long) eventually got them working again.