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I have a Fisher MC-712 from the 80's. It was playing slowly so I knew the belt was probably worn. I removed the platter to find the belt lying there. I know most platters have an access hole to stretch the new belt over the spindle. However this platter does not. This turntable is probably a cheapie but I'd like to keep it. Any suggestions?

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Hi, place belt back on platter. Us a finger to get hold of belt and hook over motor spindle then put platter over centre spindle.. Keep em spinnin. John. Stylus City

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If the belt is stuck, it will be hard to take off without damaging the belt. Send it back.

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Nope, nothing to it. The platter is just held down by gravity. Take a mallet or a piece of 2x4 block, and give the spindle a little whack. Not too hard, just enough to break the hold.

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SOURCE: motor turns feebly, not enough to make the platter

Sounds like the motor is bad if you say it turns feebly. See if you can turn the drive shaft with your fingers easily. If you find it hard, it's possible that something might have worn out. You could try oil in that case.

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Most likely the belt has come off or is worn.

To replace a drive belt.
Before starting unplug from mains power source.
1, Remove the rubber platter mat to expose the platter.
2. Put your thumb and forefinger through the two round holes and lift the platter off. You may need to give the centre spindle a light tap (whilst applying upward pressure) with a screwdriver handle or some similar tool that will not leave any marks or damage.
3. Remove the old belt and wipe the platter pulley and motor pulley with an alcohol swab to remove any old belt residue.
4. Place the new belt around the platter pulley making sure t is sitting flat without any twists.
5. Flip platter over the right way up. There are1or 2 larger rectangle shaped cut outs in the platter.
6. Through the cut out pinch up the belt and slip a finger or belt hook between the platter pulley and the belt gripping the belt ready to fit over the motor pulley.
7. Align the centre hole of the platter with the spindle and place platter back into position keeping a grip on the belt.
8. Slip belt over motor pulley and give the platter a light clockwise rotation to ensure the belt is riding correctly.
9. Replace the rubber mat and then run the turntable to ensure correct operation.

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If the turntable is a belt driven unit have you checked to see if the belt has slipped off from around the inside on the platter. Or maybe it could be snapped.
Put you ear to the turntable and switch it to play (you will have to pull the tone arm to where it would normally be to play an LP) listen for a faint noise of a motor running. If you can hear it, the drive belt could be the culprit.
I just checked and YES it is a belt drive. I'll bet my boots that's the problem. Pull the power plug and inspect the actual platter to see if it's removeable. You may have to rmove a circlip from the main drive shaft to remove the platter. To replace the belt. Slip it over the motor shaft and lay it in the bottom under where the platter sits. Then replace the plater and using two fingers pick up the belt and guide it onto the rim the inner rim under the platter and keep rotating the platter slowly until the complete belt is around that inner rim.

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What's likely is that the belt that drives the turntable has snapped. The MC-715 is a mid-late 80's model, so the rubber the belt is made of has had it. A google search for mc-715 belt will turn up a source for a new belt, which you can install fairly easily. There should (though it may be missing) be a hub in center of the platter that you turn to allow playback of 45's. This is removable, simply fit a flathead screwdriver into the side where the raised lines are and pry it away. If it's already missing, then don't worry about it.

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