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Thomas Pacconi turntable turns too slow

I also have a Thomas Pacconi turntable that turns at the wrong speed. Came also from QVC. No help anywhere. Anyone out there have a solution?

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  • dsarm511 Jan 19, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I installed a new belt and it still runs too slow which leads me to believe it is a motor problem. The speed switch does run faster on the 78 speed but there does not seem to be any difference between the 45 and 33 speed. Not sure where to go from here. I did try the belt in the groove on the spindle on the drive motor (where I believe it belongs) and the fatter part at the base of the spindle but there was very little difference and it was still too slow (on 33 speed)

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My older Thomas Pacconi turntable was also turning too slowly. Rather than replacing the belt or needle, I tried using an eye glass repair screwdriver to alter the trimmers inside the motor. But the changes didn't take. Then I tried trimming the power to the motor using the larger trimpot next to the motor with the motor itself set to the 78 rpm setting. But the adjustments to the trimmer didn't get the platter to spin slow enough - it wouldn't play an LP. To get the speed down further I replaced the 1K trimmer with a 10K trimmer I picked up for a buck at Radio Shack and successfully adjusted the turntable down to down to 33 1/3 rpm usage. All that was needed was a soldering iron and a 10K trimpot to get the job done.
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I have same problem. I hooked motor, need wiring diagram

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I took it apart and the belt was off where it needed to be

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