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Re: replacing belt on a teknika turntable
Some platters are simply press fit into place. the trick to un-press fitting them is TWO people! one lifts up moderately on the platter itself with both hands about 180degrees apart. Usually by pulling up on the 'access windows' that are revealed after removing the mat.
person two taps ***LIGHTLY*** on the center spindle with something like the plastic handle of a large screwdriver, a rubber mallet, a wooden spoon from the kitchen, generally something softer than a big metal hammer!!
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The platter on the JVC LA-10 does not come off as most turntable platters do. It is attached to the spindle with a Philips head screw.
Here are the steps:
Remove dust cover from turntable. Unscrew hinges and lift.
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Secure tonearm to prevent stylus damage.
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Remove slipmat from platter.
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Turn the turntable on its side and remove screws that hold the top to its base. Remove platter by unscrewing the bottom plate from the turntable. The spindle bearing is held in place with a Philips head screw. Loosen it and the platter will separate easily from the spindle.
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I don't think it's likely that the motor is in trouble just by having the belt wrong. It would require more physical damage to cause the motor to play up. Having said that the motor could have been in trouble before you touched the belt. But you do need a new belt, all you need to do is measure the diameter of the belt in mm. You might also need to measure the width. To find a new belt put the words "turntable drive belt XXmm" into Google. You can add Crosley to the start, but many belts are universal. Your measurements don't need to be spot on with the diameter, so if you have measured it at say 95mm, a 90mm to 100mm belt will do the job. However fitting the new belt is a different matter. You need to know the correct way, or the speed might be wrong. I can't help you with the fitting of it, so you will need to check how to do it. Some makes have YouTube videos of the fitting. I would just look for Crosley and see if any look like your model.
If fitted correctly and there's a problem with speed still, then you should look more closely at the motor.
If you have the original measure the Diameter in mm and also the width in MM. You don't have to be spot with these measurements. Then put the words "turntable belt XXmm (diameter) into Google. You should find something, you can narrow it down by adding the width, but I would just try the diameter first. If you need to remove the belt make a note of how it fits first!
Pretty simple fix. Remove the mat, remove the turntable, install new belt on bottom of turntable hub. Place turntable back onto spindle. rotate turntable so you can see motor pulley. Stretch the belt from turntable hub over motor pulley, replace mat, enjoy.
Hi Denise, I am in the consumer electronics repair industry. It may be as simple as this... Lift up the MAT on the turn table. This is the black rubber covering that you place the record on. Look through the holes in the plastic turntable (rotate if necessary) until you see the motor/pulley shaft sticking up (brass color). The turntable belt may have dislodged from this pulley. If you see the black flat rubber belt near here, just put it around the pulley again. Make sure it is not twisted and sits flat. Spin table by hand to be sure it is seated properly. Now you may have to remove the plastic turntable itself if you can't see the belt right away. In this case, remove the C-clip with a flat screwdriver (be sure not to lose it) from the record center post. Lift the turntable plate up shaft. Check to see if the belt is still partially around the plate. You may be able to just see enough to wrap the belt around the motor pulley now. If you need to take the plate off completely, then just place the belt first around the groove on the plate and finese the belt around the motor pulley. Now seat the plate, replace the C-clip and place the MAT back on and it should be good to go. I had this same problem on a new turntable I got for free. Good luck : )
as the belt sliped from the turntable you must replace it with new one.if upside down turntable you can see marking of belt on it.just put a new belt on turntable keep it on center.remove top rubber pad you will see three or one big hole on turntable from where you can see the belt turn that hole so you can see motor pully just hold belt by a screwdriver and pull it on motor pully.
Hi There. If the belt falls of the platter, it might be an indication that the belt has stretched and is now too large. Or maybe it just fell off for any other reason. Remove the rubber mat, and pull upwards on the platter to remove it. Sometimes there is a small "C" clip on the center spindle that has to be removed first. (use a small flat screwdriver to remove) Turn platter over, and put rubber belt around diameter ring on underside of platter. It should be snug, and not fall off when you turn platter over. Put platter back onto turntable, and spin by hand until you see the motor shaft through one of the holes in platter. With a pair of tweezers - or crochet hook, put belt over shaft. You're done. Put back rubber mat and give it a try. Good luck, Fred PS: If there was a "C" clip, you can re-install it - or throw it away.
Most common problem is the belt getting soft, especially if it has sat for a long time. It will get a weak spot where it sat on the drive pulley and every time the turntable goes around and hits that weak spot it will slow down a little making it sound like a warped album.