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If the turntable platter starts when you move the arm, consider the problem to be a faulty micro switched linked to the arm movement. It's possible that the switch lever is bent out of place, so no longer makes contact. Or the switch itself is broken.
If the deck moves by pressing a button. Consider it to be a faulty switch. If it has any lights and they are not coming on a fuse failure.
You need to find out if the motor can receive power. Most turntables will have a switch or more than one, for instance a power switch. An ohm meter across it's terminals will tell you if the switch connects. To gain access to the switches you will have to remove the bottom of the deck. There could be another switch that comes into play if the platter starts turning if your deck is the type that activates when you move the arm towards the record. Some of these switches are micro switches with parts that can bend out of place, or be broken. Other times it's the leavers that push on the switch that either are bend or fail to make contact with the switch. Lastly check the motor itself, or the power supply to it. If the motor is 12 volts or under a 9 volt battery across it's terminals should make it move. If it doesn't move with the battery it could be faulty. If you test with a battery make certain the mains is not connected. If it moves with the battery it will be the power supply to the motor that's the problem.
This is the most east turntable ever made. but are the two screws tied ?which keep the platter on it's place , if so unsrenew them and you see the four mounts where the motor is attached with the top deck , can you move the spindle , (where you screw to two screws in) and does the whole motor moves or only the spindle. Case one , unscrew the case and tighten the four screws, case two: bearings deed, buy a new motor.
This should be straightforward. Take off the slipmat and lift off the turntable (platter) and you'll see there is a rim on the underside of the platter this is where the belt goes.
Put the belt round that rim and you'll notice a couple of holes in the platter itself. Hold the belt through one of these holes and put it back on the tunrntable while taking notice of the motor position on the deck.
When the platter is in place (still hold belt) and move the platter to the position of the motor pulley and slip it on. Manually turn the deck once or twice to make sure it is in place - DONE! Replace the slipmat.
Usually the platter is held on by a simple cir clip around the record spindle , sometimes covered with a small plastic disc on the top .
but I suggest that first you check the actual motor below the deck chances are this is a direct drive system ( no rubber wheel on the fulcrum motor being driven by a primitive spindle ) as the older type are so unreliable now days and newer decks are mostly direct .
with the power unplugged remove the deck from the case a series of screws at the base gently pries apart and check for spillage , you will need to get as much sugar substance or beer off the deck as you can a small paint brush with methylated spirits is good as it evaporates and cleans well , good to use cleaning the motor also particularly around the bearings .. with careful inspection and methodical observance you shouldn't have too much of a problem , also if this has a preamp fitted check for spillage on that also .. then afterward a small hairdryer will clear the rest .... good luck Regards Vortash
Most modern day turntables are semi-automatic. You move the tonearm from the rest post
over to the record and the platter will start turning. There is a small microswitch inside
either below the arm base or near. There should be a flat bar connected to the base of the arm
and this will actuate the microswitch. The switch is wired in series to the rotation motor.
Solution: 1. Obviously verify the belt is on. Take off the rubber mat and rotate the platter.
The rotation motor is on the left and it has a small brass spindle. The belt should
be visable through the holes in the platter. If not pull the platter gently up, there will
be some resistance. The belt wraps around a smaller inner ring on the underside
of the platter and the rotation motor spindle. If it is degraded it will be stuck to the
platter or fall apart. Generally there 3 common sizes. ( 21.4 / 23.6 / 25 inch) they
readily available on E-Bay, search term "turntable belt".
2. Obviously check power.
3. Check the microswitch, it should "click", verify with ohm meter.
4. Some turntables have a "cut" or stop function. The arm must return first to rest before
starting again, again the microswitch is the trigger.
There are a couple of things that need to be done here and there is no guarantee that the unit will work, but I have been successful in the past.
First remove the platter and clean all of the grease out of the unit. With all of hte grease removed, replace the platter and make sure that it turns freely. Regrease the unit one all of the old is removed. Next you will need to clean and treat the rubber drive wheel.
Been seeing a lot of problems like this on the newer decks. if the lights instead of moving smoothly are moving a bit, then stopping a little, then moving a bit more. or just wobbling a little bit usually has something to do with the motors... I have also just had to have mine replaced to was having the same problem.... expensive