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How to change the belt on most turntables

Replacing the belt on any turntable requires removing the platter. There are various schemes to keep them on but most involve a "C" clip clipped in a groove just above the platter on the spindle. You may have to remove the rubber mat to access the clip. Most rubber mats are glued down but can be pried off with patience and some force with a 1" scraper. Once the mat and platter are removed the belt can be discarded and a new one installed. Replace the platter. There will be one or possibly two oblong holes in the platter. Using a flat screwdriver hold tension on the belt and rotate the platter to get the belt around the drive and continue with turning the platter until you are sure the belt is around the drive ring on the platter and the motor spindle. You can tell because the platter will have some resistance due to spinning the motor. Reassemble the mat. It can just be placed on the platter. Unless you are going to run it upside down, which wouldn't work, it won't fall off. You are done and the unit should work like a new one. If you haven't purchased a belt this website www.mcmelectronic.com has belts for most units and also a variety pack of different length belts which should have one which will fit.

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How do I remove platter?


If this turntable is typical of its type, first remove any clip which may hold the platter to the spindle (f there is no clip, ignore this step.

Using the finger holes in the platter, lift upon it. While holding it in the lifted position, gently tap the spindle with a soft-faced hammer.

Sep 26, 2014 | ION Audio TTUSB10 Turntable

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turntable does not function


Turntable Belt... Try to picture this, remove the c-clip holding the platter to the center spindle. Remove the platter and turn it bottom side up, place the rubber belt around the platter and fix it to the little post sticking up on the outer-edge surface. The little post holds the belt to the platter while you turn the platter over and put it on so that the post points right over the motor pulley. Turn the platter by hand either clockwise or counter-CW and the belt will pop off of the post and land on the motor pulley. One drop of oil on the center spindle for lube and fasten the e-clip back on.

Nov 01, 2010 | Seth Thomas Pacconi Turntable

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the turntable motor runs but the turntable doesn't spin i'm not sure if the belt is on incorrectly or what help please. Sony ps-lx250h turntable


most platters are secured with a c clip in the middle --gently prying it off should allow the platter to be removed--than a little dexterity is required to reattach the belt to the pulley and around the bottom of the platter--if the belt is broken or stretched you can pursue a replacement at mcm electronics .com

Sep 04, 2010 | Sony PS-LX250H Turntable

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The drive belt off my AWA turntable has come off and I cannot re-configure it


undo clip on centre of deck circlip normally (round clip) remove deck platter round plastic that records sit on...when removed turn over replace drive belt if brokern . if just come of place belt around the inner circle so there are no twists etc on the belt ....look at near outer edge of platter there is a clip you can stretch belt to to hold so you can put over drive motor...(belt stretch from centre to clip creating v with the bely as you veiw from above ..locate motor on the deck noe alifn top of v with positin above motor .. when done drop down platter onto centre shaft again.gently turn the platter clock wise until belt locates correctly with deck ..replace clip and test ..if ok done ..if not repeat until you get it right....sometimes over time belts stretch so a new belt may be required ..ebay can supply most belts . type in turntable drive belt ..measur size of belt by cutting is it..(if strectched and no use) measure lenght of belt find replacement belt that is smaller than measurment .i.e nearest size ...hope this helps yammandan

Aug 19, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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no sound from left channel on turntable


One of several things could be causing this. Let's start at the begining. Look at the cartridge on the tone arm and make sure that all four wires are attached. Remove the bottom or the unit from the bottom to access the wires underneath. Using a DMM check continuity for each wire from the cartridge to the end of the cord where it plugs in to the amplifier. Somewhere there could be a break. If this all checks out and there is no break then I would purchase a new cartridge as the left channel is bad, provided that you know absolutely that the amplifier does not have a problem. If you have another amp you should first try it to make sure that the amp is not the problem. When you are absolutely sure that the cartridge is the problem go to www.mcmelectronic.com where you will be able to get a very good, possibly better, cartridge at a very good price. Let me know how you make out or if you need more help.

hardrocko

Replacing the belt on any turntable requires removing the platter. There are various schemes to keep them on but most involve a "C" clip clipped in a groove just above the platter on the spindle. You may have to remove the rubber mat to access the clip. Most rubber mats are glued down but can be pried off with patience and some force with a 1" scraper. Once the mat and platter are removed the belt can be discarded and a new one installed. Replace the platter. There will be one or possibly two oblong holes in the platter. Using a flat screwdriver hold tension on the belt and rotate the platter to get the belt around the drive and continue with turning the platter until you are sure the belt is around the drive ring on the platter and the motor spindle. You can tell because the platter will have some resistance due to spinning the motor. Reassemble the mat. It can just be placed on the platter. Unless you are going to run it upside down, which wouldn't work, it won't fall off. You are done and the unit should work like a new one. If you haven't purchased a belt this website www.mcmelectronic.com has belts for most units and also a variety pack of different length belts which should have one which will fit. Let me know how you make out or if you need more help.

hardrocko

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Feb 12, 2010 | Technics SL-1200 Turntable

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