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My ferguson turntable fturn01 slows down when playing records intermitently

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SOURCE: Pioneer PL-300 Turntable plays records

No, I have a PL-300 and its directly driven by a DC motor. I have taken mine apart to clean once before and noticed some potentiometers on the bottom. (There are holes on the bottom of the plastic casing for easy access using a small flathead screwdriver) Those might be to adjust speed. They could also be for tone though... It might also be that the electronic quartz-based speed controller is broken. With these old things its never easy to tell whats wrong.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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