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How to place the belt on the turntable.......

The turntable belt came loose and the turntable will not spin the record. Therefore it will not play the record

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Re: how to place the belt on the turntable.......



Pull rubber matt off TT. Use a small screw driver to pop off the small black "C" clip at base of steel record post. UNderneath plastic disc you will see the belt, and it loops on the metal post and over to the plastic barrel shaft to its right. Try this:


  1. Using Non-gelatin based nail polish remover OR acetone (gotten from any hardware store), and a few Q-Tips, rub the belt inside and out along its entire length until you feel the tacky rubber feeling come back to the belt. You may also see the shiny surface come off the belt as you clean it. The shiney look is from belt slippage and its like a glazing. Also, if you notice any of this black glazing on the two belt posts, clkean them off as well.
  2. If belt broken, replace with new by looping it back around the two posts under plastic TT platter.

If its truely a belt issue these two should solve it.

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Re: how to place the belt on the turntable.......

I just solved my own problem. the turn table plate/dish or what ever it's called.
on the under side there is a middle ring/ledge, it's the round cylinder that the belt needs to go on,
it holds most of the belt. Getting it on the ring/ledge and the motor spindle is tricky.
I turn the unit on it's side with the motor spindle up. I put the belt on the ring/ledge first and used a pair of real tiny needle nose pliers to work it on the motor spindle. It took me a few tries, and boy was it
So far so good, and hope it helps

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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some models have a hole(s) in the turntable under the mat. You can put your fingers through the holes in the turntable to fix the belt into position. Good Luck.

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