Question about Thorens 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.
First replace the 0.33 microfarrad capacitor take a 0.47 with the same or higher voltage of a good quality and lubricate the motor top and bottom spindle bearings
sintered bronze buses with a ceramic high quality lubricant spray tecflow or other brand .
The best is to disassemble the motor only the top bearing is never enough also to control the both bearings.
Posted on Dec 11, 2015
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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
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
If the motor is not spinnig then it is probably seized. These motors are very robust and rarely need replacement parts. Remove both the top and bottom bearings, clean shaft and bearings with solvent and then fill bearings with light machine oil. The bearings have a sponge inside which will soak up lots of oil for years of trouble free use. Once reassembled, tap the bottom bearing while the motor is spinnig and the bearings will centre themselves. If the idler and it's mechanism is working ok as well then you should feel lots of torque from the from the platter when it is spinning.
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
SOURCE: Platter/motor won't turn
I don't know the answer, but you have written one of the finest, most comprehensive problem descriptions I have come across. In mechanical scenarios, that is priceless. I'm sure a turntable guru will see it and go, "aw. I know what that is". Good Luck.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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