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How to replace belt in jvc turntable 20 year old turntable (JVC AL-F350BKX) worked just fine when I put it into storage & now that it's out, the belt has disintegrated & the turntable doesn't spin freely. I have no idea how to change the belt. I've tried going at it from the top & from the bottom. There are no instructions in the manual either. Please help.

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I just got a JVC turntable from a thrift shop today and as soon as I got it home the belt broke. I had a replacement but couldn't figure out how to install it. After taking off the back, which is about 4 screws plus the 4 feet and the grounding screw, I saw a very tiny set screw on the post where the spindle obviously is. I removed this and the table came right off so I could replace the belt. I couldn't get the tiny set screw back but figured I didn't need it and if I ever have to replace another belt, I won't have to take the back off anyway. I hope this helps.

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