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Will not turn on (no rotation of turntable)

Turntable will not start. It is like there is no power to the system. Belt is on and this turntable is used very seldom.

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Re: Will not turn on (no rotation of turntable)

Theres not much to a turntable if belt is on and you can turn the table freely then i would guess there be a blown fuse inside

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Re: Will not turn on (no rotation of turntable)

Could you please do me a huge favor and post a picture of how the belt is installed. There is no diagram anywhere of it actually threaded and all I need is a picture of it already on.
Sorry I couldn't help with your problem, I'd also say that a fuse was blown since the the machine is entirely analog except the small pulley motor. If the little gold post is spinning (take the platter off and look) then something is just misaligned.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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