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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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.
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
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, Fred PS: If there was a "C" clip, you can re-install it - or throw it away.
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
The belt is replaced as in the following diagram from the manual that you can download on the link below:
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