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Needing two K-8-k woofers for KG4

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Hello,

 

I recently purchased a pair of KG4’s. I get them home and the second day one speaker starts buzzing. I look at them and see separation in the surrounds. 
 

is there any way to repair them?  I haven’t seen much hope for that.  Does Klipsch make replacements?  What is the best path for this?  Thanks!

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Clean the area with a soap/watered damp cloth, let it completely dry.

 

Apply a little shoe goo to the area carefully avoiding the curved surround with a toothpick until its sealed, let it cure at least 24 hours.

 

A few thin coats is better than a one thick bead, removing the woofer(s) before repair will be easiest.

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Not sure if the op is still here but here considering the 2019 post but here is another source for those who might stumble on this thread like I did before becoming a member here.

 

Rated at 75 vs the original 100 watts

 

https://www.midwestspeakerrepair.com/shop/home-audio/woofers/klipsch-1/mw-audio-mw-5082-8-woofer/?attribute_pa_select=27-8ohms

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On 10/7/2019 at 9:03 PM, jason str said:

Clean the area with a soap/watered damp cloth, let it completely dry.

 

Apply a little shoe goo to the area carefully avoiding the curved surround with a toothpick until its sealed, let it cure at least 24 hours.

 

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On 10/7/2019 at 8:34 PM, DavidinNC said:

Hello,

 

I recently purchased a pair of KG4’s. I get them home and the second day one speaker starts buzzing. I look at them and see separation in the surrounds. 
 

is there any way to repair them?  I haven’t seen much hope for that.  Does Klipsch make replacements?  What is the best path for this?  Thanks!

644E6922-D8CE-44F6-87E3-AC44F4C565B8.jpeg

w thin coats is better than a one thick bead, removing the woofer(s) before repair will be easiest.

first  thing to do is remove the woofer -------see if there are any separations in the rubber edges --------if there is  , the part must be replaced (  rubber edge )-as per @Emile  , 

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On 10/7/2019 at 9:03 PM, jason str said:

Clean the area with a soap/watered damp cloth, let it completely dry.

 

Apply a little shoe goo to the area carefully avoiding the curved surround with a toothpick until its sealed, let it cure at least 24 hours.

 

A few thin coats is better than a one thick bead, removing the woofer(s) before repair will be easiest.

Jason ---what are you repairing with the shoe goo--------will it glue on , seal on-------------and wouldn't glue be just as good  -

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53 minutes ago, RandyH000 said:

Jason ---what are you repairing with the shoe goo--------will it glue on , seal on-------------and wouldn't glue be just as good  -

 

As long as the repair is along the seam and not on the surround shoe goo is an acceptable long lasting repair.

 

If the rubber surround has hardened and no longer flexible it will need to be replaced with a new one.

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