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Need free owner's manual for a Detrola record player Model KM837

The piece that attaches to the arm that turns the turntable on has come loose and I need a diagram to show me how to put it back in order to get my turntable to work. Can some one please help? My mom was given one of these from a friend's dad who passed away recently. It seems to work great, but we'd like an owner's manual so we can figure out how to work everything.

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You have probably done this, but I had same problem on one I was given with no manual. I couldn't get the turn table to turn and by accident I move the arm to the right, away from record and it began turning. Hope that helps.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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  • blueyes7363 Sep 24, 2011

    Thanks so much. We were pretty much in the same predicament; received the product from a estate sale and had no manual. Now we just need to figure out how to get the CD drawer to open. Any suggestions??

  • Beverly Moore
    Beverly Moore Dec 21, 2011

    OMG!!! Thank you soooo much tomtuiace. I recieved one of these for Christmas and it played 5 albums then quit. I cried :o( Then today I found your solution and it works. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! and thanks again.

  • dredogg617 Sep 03, 2013

    thats exactly what happened, I moved the arm to the right and it began turning and playing again... thanks so much for the tip...

  • Barby
    Barby Oct 31, 2013

    THANK YOU! It works now. Such a simple thing - I was so bummed, and now I'm so happy!


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Hope this helps everyone. I discovered through looking the Detrola record player up on Amazon, for the specs. The company that makes these is Electrohome. Here is the website, which provides access to support for their products.

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