I don't smoke, but.. I turned on my "baby", a gorgeous FT101E, as I normally do once a month or so, to keep the caps and tubes from getting 'stove-up' --- kinda like I do when I sit too long. I was sitting here in the shack when I noticed the unmistakable smell of plastic insulation burning, and sniffed it down to the old 101. I could even see an abnormal "glow" underneath,where no tubes could cause it! This turned-out to be R40 I think, judging by the looks of it. With bottom cover off, I found R40, a wire-wound 5W 1.5K resistor, was now burnt open. I don't get that, as it was still glowing and still receiving fine until I shut it off. A wire that was above R40 was the obvious source of the 'stank', and will have to be replaced. C-109 (2.2Uf@450V 'lytic) was leaky and out-of-spec. New one on-order. Driver tube (12BY7A) is good, with no grid emissions, but is a GE tube. If she was your classic, would you call RF Parts for a new one, or do you think the GE is 'kosher'? Asking because ,well, 'I've heard stories'.... I was hoping someone with experience, can tell me where "C11" and "C8" even are? I'm having a bit of difficulty troubleshooting this old girl, as the off-PCB components aren't shown in the service manual (you know, like SAMs books used to show?). So everything has to be traced-out by "dissection". I'm reluctant to grab a scalpel and start hacking, though I'll NEVER get rid of it, or give up on it. Trust me, this beauty is worth respect -- even if she IS in 'intensive care' right now.