Question about Audio Players & Recorders
The motor on the Thorens Phono Turntable will not turn or spin with the belt on but it does without it.It looks like the motor is weak but not sure. Please advise.
Do this. Remove the platter mat, and find the motor pulley through the holes on the platter. Set it up to play, but don't put a record on it. The platter should be slowly spinning from your description. These platters should have holes to pull the platter off to access the belt. turn the platter until it reaches the motor pulley. If you can stop just the platter, while slowly touching the pulley, the motor should stop as well. If the belt is slipping with the platter stopped, the belt is bad.
Posted on Nov 27, 2014
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Posted on Nov 25, 2014
If you can turn the platter easily by hand, then so should the motor. You can also disconect the power leads to the motor and hook up a PP9 9 volt battery to it. If it\'s slow and easily stopped from rotating then there\'s nothing wrong with the power to the motor and the motor is bad!
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
need to know if it powers up. Does it try to spin, do you hear it trying to spin? More than likely the on/off switch went bad. No, I am not referring to the ON/OFF knob. THere is a switch this engages when turned. The part is S601. You might also want to replace the Start/Stop switch as well. If neither work, then the issue is on the main PC board, and probably IC101, or IC201 with the problem. At this stage, you will have to have a service tech look at your unit.
Posted on Nov 02, 2007
This particular unit uses an idler wheel to drive the table. Remove the platter and check the rubber wheel. It may be dirty, or just dry and slick. This part may need to be replaced or treated.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
Right, first off I don't know the deck very well in question....this is more advisory. Have a look on the internet at www.theanalogdept.com and you will find many things regarding THORENS decks including links to other websites. Myself, I own a Thorens TD166mk2.
Judging by your posting it SOUNDS like something needs lubricating - not quite sure what though - all depends on where you had it stored. If it was just put into an attic, remember that heat and cold will affect the deck in loft spaces significantly.
If you have any doubts about looking at the deck yourself, then take it to a reputable hifi dealership for servicing.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
There's either a lot of grease or something in the motor, or the motor control circuit has a fault on it. Try spraying the motor with Servisol Video 40 first. (available from Maplin UK or Radio Shack USA).
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
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