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Reattaching Belt to Two posts

The belt slipped off the two posts in my record player, and it seems as if the belt is two times too large for the distance between the two posts.

How do I reattach the belt to the two posts?
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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!

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