I have recently acquired a ST-35 from FleaBay. Previous owner claims that it worked but just shut off. This led me to think that it might have been just the fuse. Sure enough, I get to the fuse and it is melted/burnt. I replaced it with a 2 Amp fuse and with my dim bulb tester I can tell it is receiving power. However, none of the tubes light up. So, I take the meter to it to test the PT. I get 140k ohms. So, at that point, because of what the manual said, I figured the windings were good. So I moved onto the diodes, and I *think* they check out leading to the quad cap and the three resistors. (BTW, never seen those square resistors...that was new to me.) I check the quad cap, all of the capacitance readings were just straight wrong, leading me to believe that the quad cap was to blame. Then I checked the resistors, each had their ohms WELL off. I am getting 3ish volts AC from the power cord and the fuse. At the 5 terminal strip, where the diodes connect, I get 8 volts before the diode. When I get to the quad cap, I get nada.
1. Previous owner had a 3Amp fuse in there and it called for a 2Amp, and I *think* there may have been too much current going through, therefore burning the fuse.
2. If there was a failure, would the transformer in that situation be okay but the quad cap, and all of the resistors would go?
3. Would the diodes go as well? I think they are 1N4007 or 1N4004. Dunno.
What do you guys think and how should I proceed?