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Drive belt routing

Need help on routing the drive belt. It fell off during transport.

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BASIC INSTALLATION: Most belts are easily replaceable. It involves removing the turntable platter (usually metal and they usually just pull straight up off of the spindle). The belt is placed around the inner lip of the platter. Platter is replaced onto spindle and then, through one of the holes in the platter, reach your fingers in, grab the belt from the inner lip of the platter, and stretch the belt around the capstan or motor shaft. You are done. Some turntables are a little more involved, but most are simple. Check yours out. I was helped by a nice gentleman on the e-bay auction.

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Belt routing

Crowley has a video for how to check the drive belt on Vimeo here: ,
and other support videos here: .

You can find replacement belts, if necessary, on Amazon, eBay, and specialty sites by net searching for:
Crosley <YourModelNumber> Turntable Drive Belt .

Nov 25, 2013 | Crosley Conductor CR73 Turntable

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My belt on the turntable has fell apart to old I guess can I purcase a new one?

Replacement drive belts are easily available on the internet - try Amazon or E-Bay and search by turntable make and model number.

Feb 09, 2011 | Technics SL-BD22 Turntable

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I received a SONY PS-LX250H turntable with the drive belt off. Where do I route the drive belt to get it back on?

The Operating and Install Guides are here...

Follow this procedure to install the belt on the turntable.
  1. Lift up on the dust cover [FIG. 1] and remove it from the turntable base [FIG. 1].
  2. Remove the rubber mat [FIG. 1] from the platter [FIG. 1].
  3. Lift the platter straight up off the spindle [FIG. 1].
  4. Slip the drive belt around the under side of the platter [FIG. 2]. IMPORTANT: Line up the ribbon that is attached to the belt with the square opening near the edge of the platter .
  5. Place the platter back on the spindle .
  6. Spin the platter so the square opening on the platter is over the motor pulley [FIG. 1].
  7. Stretch the drive belt [FIG. 3] over the motor pulley by pulling the attached ribbon [FIG. 3].
  8. Remove the ribbon from the drive belt .
  9. Reinstall the rubber mat and the dust cover .

Jan 29, 2011 | Sony PS-LX250H Turntable

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I just bought a used DP26F and see that under the platter the belt goes around only a spinning thing (sorry) near the front, but nothing else. Something must be connected to whatever it is that spins the...

This picture is from the manual for a DP-29F, a similar belt-drive turntable:


The view is through the rectangular hole in the platter you see with the turntable mat removed. This picture is from the setup section for a new turntable, so the ribbon tape won't be on your belt. But it shows how the belt should go around the drive roller (it's the shaft of the drive motor underneath). Other than the routing of the belt over the roller, there's nothing else to connect. If the belt is working correctly (hasn't stretched so it's too loose), the roller drives the belt which in turn spins the platter. If your turntable isn't turning, either the belt is too loose to transmit the motion, the drive motor isn't spinning, or something is binding and preventing the platter from turning.

Jan 20, 2011 | Denon DP-26F Turntable

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Model PS-LX300USB Turntable Drive Belt

Hi Norman

Normally the belt does not go through any special tensioners or anything of that nature,The belt should go directly from the spindle motor onto the inside of the platter. Hook the belt on the motor section and lay the belt open wide inside the turntable. Next, replace the platter and manouvre the belt onto the platterinside through the two large holes

Mar 11, 2010 | Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable

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I have just a basic belt drive turntable and the belt fell off.... i need help on how to put it back on

Hi There.
If the belt falls of the platter, it might be an indication that the belt has stretched and is now too large. Or maybe it just fell off for any other reason.
Remove the rubber mat, and pull upwards on the platter to remove it. Sometimes there is a small "C" clip on the center spindle that has to be removed first. (use a small flat screwdriver to remove)
Turn platter over, and put rubber belt around diameter ring on underside of platter. It should be snug, and not fall off when you turn platter over.
Put platter back onto turntable, and spin by hand until you see the motor shaft through one of the holes in platter.
With a pair of tweezers - or crochet hook, put belt over shaft.
You're done.
Put back rubber mat and give it a try.
Good luck,
PS: If there was a "C" clip, you can re-install it - or throw it away.

Aug 14, 2009 | Technics SL-BD22 Turntable

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Turntable not working

above shows the general installation method for virtually all turntables. If it keeps falling off, you will need a new belt.

Feb 03, 2009 | Philco 841205 Turntable

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Drive belt on Sony turntable

Usually, for most turntables, the belt goes on the bottom of the platter first. Then you put the platter back on the turntable. From here you should see an opening on the platter where you can 'grab' the belt. Pinch the belt, and then wrap it around the rotating motor's shaft. This is usually at the top left side - around the 10 o'clock position.

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Sep 07, 2008 | Sony PS-LX250H Turntable

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Belt Drive

The belt is replaced as in the following diagram from the manual that you can download on the link below: Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

Aug 27, 2007 | Audio Technica AT-PL50 Turntable

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