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Technics problems My turntable started to drag I haven't tried anything to fix it yet. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you

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  • robbo0810 Apr 18, 2008

    the pitch reset lamp fails to illuminate and the platter only runs at one speed regardless of pitch position, and at the same time it tends to hunt, ie it sounds like the record is warped. any idea's? stu.

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There is no drive belt on this unit. This is a direct drive turntable. Your pitch control might be on it's way out. Are you getting any sort of unusual speed issues? Or is it just sort of running slower than usual? There is a pot you can adjust under the turntable platter to speed it up a bit, however, this is only a temporary fix. It is listed as VR301 - and is on the main board under the turntable platter - it says PITCH on it. Try adjusting that pot, to see if it does anything. WORD OF CAUTION: Make sure your turntable platter is ALWAYS on whenever you power up your turntable, and if you do any electrical modifications, make sure you always disconnect your turntable from it's power source to be on the safe side. If this does not work, then either your pitch control (which is a variable resistor) will need to be replaced. The problem could also be one of the drive components on the main board, however, this will need to be worked on by a service tech. Hope this helps. - Justin

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One suggestion is to replace the drive belt. Another one is lubricate the bushing located in the center of the table. Good luck.

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