Filter Cans Pushed Out At Top

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  1. Gibson_83

    Gibson_83 Active Member

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    Howdy,

    This amp doesn't get much action these days, I noticed after my recent jam the volume sound dropped off a few times and was trying to trouble shoot, noticed the tops of these cans have starred to push out.

    Is it time for new ones?

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  2. ampmadscientist

    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    If the caps swell up, yes put in new ones.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Replace those puppys and if they leak replace them.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Well past the time for a new cap job...
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Use the tall ARS brand capacitors.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Replace those puppys and ifthey leak replace th
    And they look original...tall and powder blue!!
     
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  7. Marshallhead

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    Press on them - I’ll bet it’s just the Mylar insulation cover that’s domed up and not the capacitor itself.

    That said, those caps are old and could do with replacement anyway.
     
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  8. Gibson_83

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    Yeah the cover is just domed up as I can press on them and it moves, im gonna take it to my tech for a suss anyway and ill save up for a recap job and my other amp till I can afford it :p
     
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