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Faulty drive motor

This problem just started. I have to spin the drive motor in my cd player to get it to work. The problem is increasing. It may or may not work. A simple problem that may make me have to buy a whole new cd player if it is not repaired.

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  • fxbill Dec 20, 2008

    My motor slowly began to give me problems starting. Sometimes it will start and other times will simply shudder a little back and forth. Spinning by hand will usually get it going, but then the speed seems to be constantly changina little and it has trouble reading the CD....other times it works fine.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated....even a Southern Ca repair center would be nice although I am a tech and could replace a bad motor if that's all it is. I'm more concerned that it might be in the circuitry.

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You can replace the spindle motor to resolve the problem. It is quite a common fault. A quick fix that sometimes holds, is to remove 1 only of the 2 mounting screws from the top by coming in at an angle with a jeweler's screwdriver(if you are lucky the platter may have an access hole), and put a quick squirt of CRC 2-26 into the motor using the straw that fits to the cans nosel(if you don't have the straw, a syringe will do), enough to "flood" it, but not enough to get it everywhere. Then fire the unit up and put it in play mode-repeat track 1, this spins the cd at the highest speed and cleans the commutator and brushes enough to get the motor back to serviceability again. Removing the motor completely and running it on the bench using 6-12 volts for 10 mins and then reverse direction is even more effective. If you pull the spindle platter off the motor, be sure to measure with a steel ruler the deck height it sits at so as to reinstall it to the exact same height will also Good luck with your repair. A FixYa rating for this techo know how would be great thanks :)

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Graeme

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