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Panasonic SL-H350 turntable platter removal

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.
A previous caller needed the same info but had no replies.

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  • brendankiely Jan 14, 2009

    Yes the central sprung cushion/button has two tabs which can be pushed inwards to release it and the spring. Then there is a normal circlip round the spindle. Brilliant, thank you.

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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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That is the circlip, on some model that is holding the platter.

Check if there are tiny plastic tabs holding the circlip on the platter in that case press circlip to release the clips.

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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 centre 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.
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7. Align the centre 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.

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Before starting unplug from mains power source.
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 centre spindle a light tap (whilst applying upward pressure) with a screwdriver handle or some similar tool that will not leave any marks or damage.
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5. Flip platter over the right way up. There are1or 2 larger rectangle shaped cut outs in the platter.
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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


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