#1
Yo. So I've got this Pioneer SX-550 stereo receiver that was in my basement for a long ass time. I hooked it up to my Fisher XP-56s speakers and my old Sanyo turntable. Now when I listen to records i can only get one speaker to work at a time and every once in a while all I can hear is static. I know for a fact that it isn't the turntable or records, and the speakers are in good shape. I'm going to guess that the knobs are at fault(specifically balance), because I can giggle the balance knob and get sound again. My question is how can I clean the knobs or what can I do to them to get them working properly again?
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#2
I'm not sure what you can do to fix it.

But, I have an old 70's/80's pioneer receiver as well.

In my opinion, they're great receivers, but time takes its toll on all things, especially something that gets used alot.

I know my receiver has an issue with the input jacks on the back. So if after a little more investigation you still can't fix it, check to see if that might be your problem.

EDIT: not that it matters, I have an SX-3400 as well as a Sanyo Turntable.
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#3
Ah, what model is your turntable? Mines a TP-1020
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.