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Fader Maintenance on an AW4416

Postby Dog » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:02 pm

Hi Folks,

One of faders (#2) on my AW4416 is getting a little "snaggy" when I stereo link them or run an automix that has activity on that particular channel in mono. Probably needs a little TLC, whats the best stuff to use to lubricate motors/tracks? I know it's getting old, but I still love it, and with a bit of care I'd like to make it last as long as possible. Any experience or techniques you could pass along with this sort of endeavour would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Fader Maintenance on an AW4416

Postby Dog » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:11 pm

Right,for anyone else looking to do this (must be a busy day).

Here's what I've found: Deoxit do a thing called, (oddly enough) "Fader Lube"! It is available on eBay for ridiculous amounts (£25/can)(oh well if you need it, you need it). Recommended process is to clean first with regular Deoxit and then apply the Fader Lube.

Right, now the daunting bit, popping the hood on my beloved AW4416................:shock:

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Re: Fader Maintenance on an AW4416

Postby Dog » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:58 am

Hi People,

Just an update, I've found what looks to be a pretty good article for which I will provide the link (it is from a rival publication so mods please feel free to edit/remove due to business concerns/constraints)

Here's the link: web page There's some really good stuff in there (Deoxit V Servisol etc.)

If possible, I really would appreciate someone with a bit of knowledge in this area vetting the article and advising on anything they feel has been missed or processes essential to performing this sort of maintenance. Thanks again.

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Re: Fader Maintenance on an AW4416

Postby agent funk » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:20 am

I remember there is a fader calibration method, but I can't remember how, holding down a button whilst switching on is all I recall, sorry. Sad the AW4416 forum at socialentropy went down, that was a nice site.

Sorry can't be more helpful, but just to add your not the only one who still loves their AW4416. :)
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Re: Fader Maintenance on an AW4416

Postby chris... » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:58 am

fletcher wrote:I remember there is a fader calibration method, but I can't remember how, holding down a button whilst switching on is all I recall,
For my old 01V you power up whilst holding down ENTER key. Maybe it's the same for the AW. Could check the manual.
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Re: Fader Maintenance on an AW4416

Postby Dog » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:48 pm

Hi Guys,

Appreciate the input, I had forgotten about that. Yeah socialentropy was a real "go to" for info on the aw's G/2816/4416/1600/2400 (computers are great, but if Yamaha had come out with the 8832 I'd have ripped their hand off.

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Re: Fader Maintenance on an AW4416

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:47 pm

Dog wrote:Right,for anyone else looking to do this (must be a busy day).

Here's what I've found: Deoxit do a thing called, (oddly enough) "Fader Lube"! It is available on eBay for ridiculous amounts (£25/can)(oh well if you need it, you need it). Recommended process is to clean first with regular Deoxit and then apply the Fader Lube.


Sorry Dog, I've been away, so only just read this thread.

I wrote a FAQ on this about three years ago that I placed as a sticky thread at the top of these DIY forum threads. Here's the link:

www.soundonsound.com/forum/showflat.php ... ber=717481

It covers both FaderLube and DeOxit, both of which come highly recommended by a host of people here.


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