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Philco 841.205 TurnTable spring and plastic armature pulled off HELP

Philco 841.205: My Father pulled the phono arm over to the right to start it up but the unit was off and the time. When this happened we heard a small click, and the phono arm no longer turns the unti on or off. I took the 3 screws out from the turn table and detached the turntable from unit. Here it what I found: There was a white plastic, 45degree shaped, armature hanging on a long metal pin that connected it to the on/off switch for Truntable. On the Phono arm was another plastic piece with a small return spring hanging off of it. Nothing looks broken, its just that this long pin and plastic armature SOMEHOW fit together with the return spring to keep ridged tension on the long metal pin but HOW. I have tried all configurations and can not get the return spring to stay connected and work. If I could see picture of this I could put it back together or maybe a manual. I am stumped HELP!! Thanks, Tony

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  • Tony7883 Oct 10, 2007

    upon closer inspection, it looks like the white plastic 45 degree armature piece seemed to have wear marks which matched the point of the set-screw which is on the white plastic base of the bottom of the phono-arm. When those wear marks were lined up, that lead me to see a small jagged edge left on the main white plastic base of the phono-arm. When I married the 45 degree piece up with the plastic on the base of the phono-arm, it appeared to be a good match.


    SO NOW my question is. Does anyone know if this 45 degree plastic piece is supposed to be molded or gluded to the plastic base piece of the phono-arm? Again..if anyone has a picture of the mechanical pieces and connectors (return spring,set-screw, & plastic connectors) of this turntable arm that would be great.


    Thanks again




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Well it turned out that that 45 degree plastic piece DID or WAS attached to the main post. It snapped off. I super glued it back on and to each side of that very flimzy broken plastic I cut two very small pieces of wood (using popsicle sticks) and super glued THOSE to either side of the broken armature piece. Once dried I re-attached the spring and it worksd like a charm.

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