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1210,s was playin out live at private open air bash. one deck just stopped, kind of went with a push then stopped completely. platter stiff, cant turn it at all.

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    Scott Frye May 11, 2010

    If it still wont rotate after lube, replace the motor.
    There are a few guys online who have parts



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Bad thrust bearing for the platter. use a penetrating oil on the spindle and let stand. then try rotating it after a while.

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2. Remove the slipmatts and platter
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8. Replace the clear plastic circuit board cover.
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