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    lsedwards54 Dec 05, 2012

    I guess I need to give you more information ... when I lift the arm, the turntable does not move. No matter what we do, it doesn't turn. When I rub my finger across the needle, I can hear that through the speakers. My brother checked the belt & it's attached. He took it apart, but couldn't figure out what it might be. Thought it might just be the motor.

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Most turntable motors are under 12 volts. What you can do to test it is remove it and attach a 9volt (PP9) battery to it. If that doesn't turn it then the motor has gone. If it does, either the power isn't getting to the motor or there's a faulty switch somewhere.
This solution is no good for direct drive turntables, but most of them don't use belts.

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    lsedwards54 Dec 11, 2012

    Thanks ... I will have my brother give that a try. I appreciate your help!

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