Question about Technics Audio Players & Recorders
I haven't used my Sl-L2 turntable in quite some time and when I recently used it it played fine for a little while and then it started slowing down. It is a direct-drive so that should eliminate any stretched belts. Is this something I can fix myself, or do need to get it serviced? Thanks, Bob
You'll probably need a service manual for something as tricky as this, so unless you have got one I would send it for service. You might also have problems getting any replacement parts too doing it yourself.
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most common problem is the belt getting soft, especially if it has sat for a long time. It will get a weak spot where it sat on the drive pulley and every time the turntable goes around and hits that weak spot it will slow down a little making it sound like a warped album.
The belts are usually very easy to replace. Usually just lift off the turntable or there might be a small clip on the center pin, then it lifts off. Replacement belts can be ordered from several places, as shown in this search... http://www.google.com/search?&q=SL-B200+Technics+turntable+belt
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
An Adobe PDF format service manual for the Technics SL-23 turntable can be downloaded from
for about $16.
Posted on May 21, 2008
You will need 2 belts, if the turntable belt is gone the other is not far behind . One for the turntable size 23.6 inch by .188 and one for the tracking motor that is in the top cover part, is a 3.0 inch by .046 belt. best place to get them is at kenselectronics.com part numbers 1407-201 and AV-SBS3.0 if you have been checking around you will see other sizes, I have a SL-J1 and have used these and they work perfectly.
Posted on Nov 13, 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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