A couple of weeks ago I went to a local swap meet that happens on the first Saturday of each month (only in winter), here in Phoenix. It is called the Thieves market. It's kind of a hipsterish, crafter, American pickers type of swap meet, where people bring "antiques" and other stuff you generally don't see at swap meets around here anymore. When we got to the swap meet and were parking I spotted this from the car.
I replaced the power cord.
I brought it up very slowly on my variac with my dim bulb
tester. Although it says it can operate between 105-125vac I kept it at
117vac. The lights came on the heaters lit, and nothing... no hum, no
buzz, no hiss, nothing...
right, ANTENNA! hooked up my random/long wire and there it was AM
radio. I went through the bands and kept an eye on the electrolytic cap,
and the transformer to see if they were getting warm, but they did not.
So the dang thing works just fine. Not wanting to tempt fate I shut it down after about 15 minutes.
I will start recapping it sometime in the next month.