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The belt is slipping. It at least 20 years old and stretch--I guess. Also need new stylus

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  • jabe1942 Sep 12, 2009

    Thank you. Where would I find a belt and stylus for this old model? Jim

  • jabe1942 Sep 12, 2009

    Where would I find a belt and stylus for this old model? Thanks, Jim

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You can purchase a new belt at www.vintage-electronics.cc/Gemini.html
You can also contact them to find a new stylus for it. It is a good idea to clean the pulleys and any surface the belt contacts with rubbing alcohol.

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Hi,
Looking inside the turntable from the top, you should instantly see the old rubber belt. It may be broken, stretched so badly that it slips, or is simply worn out and cracking. Before you remove it, take a good look at how it fits around the spindle and motor drive shaft. The new belt must go on the spindle in the same configuration.

Lift out the old belt and discard, then install the new belt around the spindle and drive shaft, pulling gently to stretch the belt so it will fit into place.

You can then replace the platter by lowering it straight down and aligning it onto the spindle. Again, don't try to force the platter or lower it at an angle.

Slip the rubber anti-skid mat back on the platter, replace the dust cover and spin some old vinyl.
Thanks
Smith.

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