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Old record player spins too slowly

I bought an old console record player/am/fm from a thrift store... it didn't turn, so i took it to a repair shop and the guy put in a rubber thing and it spun and played, so i took it home... after all that work (it's very heavy)! i put on a record i knew, and realized that it was playing too slow and distorted the sound. I have a 45/33 setting and its on the 33 setting for my regular albums. any help?

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It sounds as if the rubber belt is to slack however also worth checking ithe attachment to the spindle itself is not loose 2make sure the belt is the correct type

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Remove c shaped pin at center of turntable with screwdriver. Put the blade in the slot and turn to dislodge clip. Pull up on turntable while rotating back and forth. Remove turntable. Remove idler tire the same way you removed the turntable. Look for ID#s. Replace the tire. Google search or find it on eBay. Clean and lube all pivot points. Use creamy phono lube (just a little) on the turntable pivots and just one drop of machine oil (sewing?) in the hole in the motor. Don't get any grease on the idler tire or the inner diameter of the turntable.

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    remove c shaped pin at center of turntable with screwdriver. Put the blade in the slot and turn to dislodge clip. Pull up on turntable while rotating back and forth. Remove turntable. Remove idler tire the same way you removed the turntable. Look for ID#s. Replace the tire. Google search or find it on eBay. Clean and lube all pivot points. Use creamy phono lube (just a little) on the turntable pivots and just one drop of machine oil (sewing?) in the hole in the motor. Don't get any grease on the idler tire or the inner diameter of the turntable.

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