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Will not auto return how tocalibrate, no lift,noreturn
It can be any kind of mechanical problem causing the tonearm not to return to the rest. For more information, please visit my website at audioserviceclinic.com. Thank you.
Posted on Dec 09, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most modern day turntables are semi-automatic. You move the tonearm from the rest post
over to the record and the platter will start turning. There is a small microswitch inside
either below the arm base or near. There should be a flat bar connected to the base of the arm
and this will actuate the microswitch. The switch is wired in series to the rotation motor.
Solution: 1. Obviously verify the belt is on. Take off the rubber mat and rotate the platter.
The rotation motor is on the left and it has a small brass spindle. The belt should
be visable through the holes in the platter. If not pull the platter gently up, there will
be some resistance. The belt wraps around a smaller inner ring on the underside
of the platter and the rotation motor spindle. If it is degraded it will be stuck to the
platter or fall apart. Generally there 3 common sizes. ( 21.4 / 23.6 / 25 inch) they
readily available on E-Bay, search term "turntable belt".
2. Obviously check power.
3. Check the microswitch, it should "click", verify with ohm meter.
4. Some turntables have a "cut" or stop function. The arm must return first to rest before
starting again, again the microswitch is the trigger.
Posted on May 17, 2009
I just had my L-A11 in to 'the needle doctor' (Jerry Raskin's shop in dinkytown, Minneapolis) We had the same problem with the platter.
After pulling (hard) to no effect on the platter - using the holes near the spindle and pushing simultaneously on the spindle. The tech next got out a small hammer, and while pulling on those same holes in the platter, he gave it a sharp 'whack' on the spindle with the hammer, and it came right off (the platter). I would have been too feint of heart to do it, but it worked great.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
SOURCE: Manual for JVC QL-Y55F
You can get the manual here on link below. at the bottom. You might need to open an account for free.
Posted on May 04, 2010
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