I want to change the drive belt. The platter does not slide up and off, nor does it have a circlip retainer. There is a plastic centre cushion about 5cm in diameter, which is sprung and can be depresssed, twisted and locked, presumably it is used for 45's which have no centre. I can see no way to remove this centre piece or whether it is necessary.
If I lift the platter I can feel a resistance or contact in the middle.
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The black plastic pop up is for 45s. remove this by pressingn in the two plastic lugs so that the bkack plastic opo up can be removed. there is a spring and a metal circlip underneath. take the spring out and the circlip off. you can then lift the platter off and get access to the belt.
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1, Remove the rubber platter mat to expose the platter. 2. Put your thumb and forefinger through the two round holes and lift the platter off. You may need to give the center spindle a light tap (whilst applying upward pressure) with a screwdriver handle or some similar tool that will not leave any marks or damage. 3. Remove the old belt and wipe the platter pulley and motor pulley with an alcohol swab to remove any old belt residue. 4. Place the new belt around the platter pulley making sure t is sitting flat without any twists. 5. Flip platter over the right way up. There are1or 2 larger rectangle shaped cut outs in the platter. 6. Through the cut out pinch up the belt and slip a finger or belt hook between the platter pulley and the belt gripping the belt ready to fit over the motor pulley. 7. Align the center hole of the platter with the spindle and place platter back into position keeping a grip on the belt. 8. Slip belt over motor pulley and give the platter a light clockwise rotation to ensure the belt is riding correctly. 9. Replace the rubber mat and then run the turntable to ensure correct operation.
If you are unable to find
your turntable measure the nearest length, if you are unable to find the exact
length (as belts stretch slightly with use and age) choose the nearest shorter
length. To check drive belt length for most type full platter decks remove mat
and lift platter off center spindle (remove circlip if fitted), turn platter
over and measure the circumference of the drive hub and deduct 5-10mm to
determine correct length and tension
Here are some in-depth instructions. Turntable-belts generally go from the spindle motor to the underside of the platter. The platter, or table tray, is the metallic structure which supports the record. After taking the platter off the turntable, a pretty self-explanatory process, look for the only large, circular "lip" on the platter's backside and wrap your belt around it. Make sure the band is flat, not twisted. Put the platter back in its original place and, working through one of the holes in the platter, pull the turntable belt to the far side of the spindle motor.
If the turntable is a belt driven unit have you checked to see if the belt has slipped off from around the inside on the platter. Or maybe it could be snapped.
Put you ear to the turntable and switch it to play (you will have to pull the tone arm to where it would normally be to play an LP) listen for a faint noise of a motor running. If you can hear it, the drive belt could be the culprit.
I just checked and YES it is a belt drive. I'll bet my boots that's the problem. Pull the power plug and inspect the actual platter to see if it's removeable. You may have to rmove a circlip from the main drive shaft to remove the platter. To replace the belt. Slip it over the motor shaft and lay it in the bottom under where the platter sits. Then replace the plater and using two fingers pick up the belt and guide it onto the rim the inner rim under the platter and keep rotating the platter slowly until the complete belt is around that inner rim.
Things are now ready to go. If the belt continues to fall off it means it''s been stretched and you will require a replacement. Obviously for free if it's under warranty. Changing the belt yourself shouldn't void the warranty.
Sounds like your belt is shot. Go to www.mcmelectronic.com They have belts and belt kits which will solve your problem. To replace the belt remove the platter. May mean removing a circlip off the stem. Then lift the platter up, remove the bad belt and install the new belt. Generally the belt has to be reinstalled on the platter by holding it with a screwdriver while you turn the platter slowly and work the belt on. If I didn't already say, remove the rubber cover on the platter. It will reveal a hole in the platter where you need to do the alignment work. Let me know how you make out.
I am not familiar with your particular model of turntable, but typically the belt is easily accessible under the platter (rotating metal disc). Remove the platter (it often just lifts off, but don't force anything) and then you will be free to reattach the belt. Good luck!
Remove the rubber mat from top of platter. This will expose two slots in the aluminum platter. Lift aluminum platter straight up and off. On the underneath side of platter is a surface that the belt will fit on, place the belt there(approximately half the diameter of the platter)
With the belt mounted on platter, reinstall platter to turntable. Slowly rotate platter until you can see the drive motor pulley, stop.
Carefully reach down and pull belt over drive motor pulley (make sure not to twist belt) Rotate platter to ensure smooth operation and belt tracking. VOLA! Reinstall rubber mat and vynil on!!
1) Remove the platter - just lift up
2) Underneath the platter, you'll see a small lip section
3) Wrap the belt around this lip
4) Put platter back on turntable
5) Rotate platter until you see the motor shaft through the holes on the platter - a brass round looking piece
6) Pinch the belt around the motor shaft.
7) That's it.