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Dual 1228 turntable platter not spinning, the motor will not turn

How can I get my dual model 1228 turntable paltter to spin, it will not, the motor is not spinning, but I can tell it is on?. It could be lubricating issue, or is it something like a motor starter, if it as one?. Please let me know. Thank you.

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  • rickanthony Dec 20, 2008

    Hi Dan, (abrsvcs), Thank you for the information. I have done this, the idler wheel is fine and the motor itself is not turning, yet I think power is getting to the motor. Could it be a motor starter componet?. Thanks. Mike.

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If the motor is not spinnig then it is probably seized. These motors are very robust and rarely need replacement parts. Remove both the top and bottom bearings, clean shaft and bearings with solvent and then fill bearings with light machine oil. The bearings have a sponge inside which will soak up lots of oil for years of trouble free use. Once reassembled, tap the bottom bearing while the motor is spinnig and the bearings will centre themselves. If the idler and it's mechanism is working ok as well then you should feel lots of torque from the from the platter when it is spinning.

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Have a 1212 with the similar problem, there are 2 bearings that should be lubricated on the top and bottom of the motor, also your idler wheel may be glazed or dirty. Get a simple emery board ( nail file) use the fine side, clean up all filings, then clean with rubbing alcohol, or rubber wheel cleaner. Be sure not to touch surfaces, also clean platter where idler touches. I did mine while it was running to avoid getting flat spots on the idler. I was surprised, it worked!. email me if you have any other problems, am going to rebuild a 1228 today (jfinpa@dejazzd.com)

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This particular unit uses an idler wheel to drive the table. Remove the platter and check the rubber wheel. It may be dirty, or just dry and slick. This part may need to be replaced or treated.

Dan

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Dec 22, 2008

    There is no "starter" involved. It is possible that the motor has seized a bit. All you can do is to try and rebuild the motor. I don't believe that replacements are available any more. Try lubricating the motor and/or spinning it by hand. It should turn freely.



    Keep us posted.

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