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Califone 1420 k "Wobbling sound"

I have a califone 1420k and I've realized that is not uncommon for them to have a "wobbling" sound. Like the speed is moving up and down. It causes the music to sound out of tune. Does anyone have a solution for this?
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If you take the platter off you may find a rubber "idler wheel" that rides on the inside rim of the platter. It may be worn or glazed over and hardened. Might try cleaning with denatured alcohol. If that doesnt work you may need a new idler wheel. West Tech Services is a place that comes to mind that may carry what you need.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

  • foxyea Nov 29, 2010

    Great tip! I have a Califone International 1925. Its in great shape, but started to get that wobbly sound. Platter removal was pretty straight forward; Removed the metal C clip on the spindle, and lifted off the platter. The Idler wheel is the only rubber component. Mine was in good shape, I used a q-tip with some isopropyl Alcohol and cleaned a lot of dark build up off the wheel. Replaced the platter, and now its holding speed. Thanks again.

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