Tip & How-To about Audio Players & Recorders
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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