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How to lift up the JVC L-a21 platter for changing the belt? Thank you in advance.

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I am not familiar with this exact turntable, but on most belt driven turntables, the platter should simply pop off. There are usually holes in the platter once you remove the rubber mat. Put your fingers in the holes and pull up while pressing down on the center spindle, and the platter should pop off. Sometimes you have to put on a little force to get it to come off.
The holes in the platter are to allow you to attach the new belt to the motor spindle once you put the platter back on with the new belt.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009


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