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Record won't turn

I have been reading some of the other posted problems and it sounds like maybe the belt has fallen off causing it to not turn. I was wonder if there is a specific way to open the record player or how to take off the platter to look inside.

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  • sruble21 Mar 04, 2008

    The model is a Philco 851.641

  • sruble21 Mar 05, 2008

    Thanks.. now I have found the belt and not sure if it was the cause of my platter not turning. I turned the switch on and the little pole from the motor didn't turn at all. Does this mean the motor has gone bad or it needs to be greased up? The record player was playing music and all of sudden my friend grab the vinyl off the platter and then it stopped. Thanks again!!

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There is a white switch that sometimes gets stuck underneath the platter. You have to remove the top screws around the the outside of the case after you open it up. No need to remove any screws in the switch area. After removing the screws pull on the platter post and lift off the wood pressed table. Look for the white plastic switch and move it. This should do the trick if your motor and belt are good.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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Often the platter just comes straight up and off its spindle. The belt is long and runs to a small pulley off to the side. IF it is a direct drive (not likely) then there is no belt, obviously.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

  • Steven Wander
    Steven Wander Mar 05, 2008

    Motors rarely go bad, especially a low RPM motor like that. I would look at a fuse or just a wire that has come loose.

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Pull rubber matt off TT. Use a small screw driver to pop off the small black "C" clip at base of steel record post. UNderneath plastic disc you will see the belt, and it loops on the metal post and over to the plastic barrel shaft to its right. Try this:

 

  1. Using Non-gelatin based nail polish remover OR acetone (gotten from any hardware store), and a few Q-Tips, rub the belt inside and out along its entire length until you feel the tacky rubber feeling come back to the belt. You may also see the shiny surface come off the belt as you clean it. The shiney look is from belt slippage and its like a glazing. Also, if you notice any of this black glazing on the two belt posts, clkean them off as well.
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