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No rotation. Hi, I have a DP 315 F turnatble that has been sitting idle for MANY years. It hasn't been in service for about 10 years, but it was functioning perfectly back then. It has always been stored and transported properly (in the original box and packing material and with the locking screws in place). Unfortunately, after unpacking it this last time I find that it will not turn. The function buttons light up, the tone arm lifts and settles back on the post, but no rotation. I have no doubt that this problem stems from non-use, but I know nothing about electronics. Any suggestions? TIA! Tim

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  • tjhartney Mar 01, 2009

    Hi rockdiary,



    Unfortunately, this is a direct drive turntable so no belt. I figure either the motor itself went south or somehow the electronics are not allwoing anj juice to get to the motor...problem is I have ne equipment for testing this.



    I tried spinning the turntable manually several times (it spins freely and smoothly btw) in hopes that if it was the motor just needing to be "awakened", but no luck...just dead as a doornail.



    Thanks for giving it a shot, bud!

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The only thing i can think of is that the belt dries out after years of storage. kind of like tire rot. the tension or the grip in the belt is no longer there and there for no rotation. check "LP gear" for the replacement parts. do a search

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