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I have an old Thorens TD125 Mk2 turntable with a SME pick up arm. I haven't used it for years and whilst it all lights up, unfortuntately the turnatable does not go round. I can feel resistance on the motor and have tried to help it to revolve but it doesn't want to know. Do I need to fit a new motor?

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HELLO
Right, first off I don't know the deck very well in question....this is more advisory. Have a look on the internet at www.theanalogdept.com and you will find many things regarding THORENS decks including links to other websites. Myself, I own a Thorens TD166mk2.
Judging by your posting it SOUNDS like something needs lubricating - not quite sure what though - all depends on where you had it stored. If it was just put into an attic, remember that heat and cold will affect the deck in loft spaces significantly.
If you have any doubts about looking at the deck yourself, then take it to a reputable hifi dealership for servicing.

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