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JVC Turntable won't turn, motor works, can't remove platter

I just bought a turntable at a garage sale this weekend (JVC JL-A20) and I plugged it in and turned it on, and it will not spin when I move the arm over the platter. When I remove the mat and look inside one of the openings of the platter (while plugged in and the arm is over it) I can see a copper looking round thing which is what I believe is the motor, and its spinning and will stop when the arm is placed in its original location. I try removing the platter by simply pulling up on it, however it won't come out. Do you think the only problem is getting the motor to turn the gears? And if so (and if I need to replace the belt), how can I do that and how can I remove the platter? Thanks for your help!

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Looks like this is a belt drive model.
This site claims to provide installation instructions with belt purchase. Good Luck.

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