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I want to remove the platter on my stanton str8 100

Something is caught under the plater and rubs during play. I would like to clean this stuff out! How can I remove the platter? There is no washer holding it in place.

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This is held down by a magnet. So, all you have to do is lift up. There is nothing else holding it down. You might need to slightly tap the center spindle with a rubber mallet, or similar, to disrupt the magnetic hold.

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