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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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  • edsel58 Nov 08, 2007

    I had the same problem... Here is what I did. As the previous post mentioned, remove the black plastic turntable platter. You now should see the loose belt. If the belt is still good, place it back on the underside of the platter. You will notice there are two opposing plastic pins located at the outer edge of the platter. Pull the belt over one of the pins. Place the platter over it's chrome spindle shaft, with the plastic pin facing the motor shaft. after the platter is in place (don't put the "e-clip" on just yet...) rotate the platter a couple of turns. This should do the trick. If not, keep trying. It worked for me on the first try. After the belt is back on, secure the platter with the e-clip and replace the black rubber mat. Viola!

  • buloak Dec 05, 2008

    Sorry, I was trying to say that i did NOT see when the belt was on.
    So i have no clue to why it's at least twice as long as it needs to be,
    OR so it seems. it wasn't stretched out.
    It worked fine "till i drop it on the floor". OPS
    but now have now idea how to put the belt back on.
    thanks again.

  • buloak May 11, 2010

    i did see how the belt was position when it was on.
    it seems too long just to be placed on two pins.
    The belt came fell off when the whole unit hit the floor
    from off it's table. :(
    I tried searching online for any manual to this unit with no luck.
    I would help if i could see a digram of the belt in the right position.
    Thanks A whole bunch.
    Philco Turntable CD with Cassette
    Art no. 841.205



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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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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

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