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The rubber band has come off track.

The band that connects the motor to the turntable has come off track, and it's not clear to me how it should be re-mounted. Is there a diagram available that show this?

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I have a older model record player/8-track/cassette/radio stereo. It have been in an attick in the box for many years. The record player does not turn - it is very stiff. I can manually turn it with my...


A combination of heat and dirt is "public enemy #1" for electronic devices. Most people's attics are loaded with both.

A thorough cleaning followed by careful lubrication may bring the record player or "turntable" back to life - but it will most likely need to be done while at least partially disassembled. A few drops on the center spindle from above is no guaranty that the oil will seep underneath the platter - as most are solid parts. You didn't include a name and model number so I can only speak in generalities rather than specifically to your model.

Much of both the tape drive mechanisms rely on rubber drive belts. These belts look like simple rubber bands but are not (and will not work when replaced with rubber bands either - I know - I've tried). The drive belts, like most simple rubber bands will dry out very quickly and break in the extreme heat found in attics in the summer. Similarly, many turntables are belt driven, too. The belts for those, while longer and thicker, will suffer the same fate in those conditions. Inspection and replacement of these belts seldom can be done without some dis-assembly. The turntables that are direct drive do not have these belts. The drive motors for both types of turntables may benefit from one or two drops of sewing machine oil (or other light, thin oil) applied at the point the drive shaft meets the motor housing. Anything that turns or rubs against other moving or stationary parts can also receive a single drop of oil. Do not over do it - and wipe away excess oil as oil attracts dust and dirt.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply - thank you.

Feb 18, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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A part came off and dont know where it belongs


You will need to lift felt on the platter section exposing the platter. Next you will need to pull upwards on the platter itself. The rubber band goes around the inside of the platter and onto the spindle motor. To replace, simply lift platter section of the unit, place the belt around the inside of the platter and replace the platter. Move the platter around till you see the motor and use some tweesers to pull the belt over the motor. Hope this helps

Apr 17, 2010 | Sony PS-LX250H Turntable

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The rubber band that runs the table came off. i do not know how it goes back on?


you lift the table with a bit of effort, place the band onto small motor weel put band onto bottom of table wheel and lower it back into postion carefully might take a few attemps but ull get it

Nov 29, 2009 | Teac P-A688 Turntable

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My turn tabel isnt spinning


The drive belt has come off. Open the lid. Remove the rubber mat on the platter. Remove the C-shaped clip from the center of the turntable. Lift the platter up and off. Find the flat rubber band that connects platter and the motor. Plug it in and verify that the motor turns when you press power, then standby, then phono.If the motor spins, unplug power and place the drive belt on the underside of the platter. This is not easy, but it can be done with patience. Then put the C-clip back on and replace the mat. Congrats!.

Oct 10, 2009 | Philco 841205 Turntable

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Turntable will not turn


There is a rubber band under the part that turns which connects to a motor. Its a belt pretty much. Ive had these break, just replace it with about the right size rubber band. Tight but not REAL tight.

Oct 01, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Have a teac p-a 400 turntable,that was just given to me. i see a rubber pad that goes on top of turntable, the turntable made out of metal, and a oversized rubber band. I put the rubber band around the...


I'm guessing that the belt is too large (stretched). Normally it should be small enough to stay on the platter itself. Install the platter and place the belt around the motor hub (white plastic), If the belt is too loose, it will just sit and not turn the platter. Try a new belt first as that is the least expensive option to try.

Keep us posted.

Dan

Apr 12, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Stop button not working properly


Did you get a manual with the unit? Is it set up correctly?

When you initiate a start do you hear the motor startturning (somewhere underneath the platter)? It would be real quiet and vibration-free or it would not be very good for use on a turntable. Is the drive belt attached? See the picture in the link.

What do you mean by the STOP mechanism? What do you mean by ON position?

How many pops? How long?

Manual Motor STOP occurs when the tonearm is swung to the right onto its rest.

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As with any turntable the following advice for this one will apply:

The tonearm setup is critical for proper tracking. Do it again with extreme care if mistracking is your problem.

I found one model online and a review with some sample of music. Quite interesting...

http://www.everythingusb.com/ion_ttusb10_usb_turntable_13231.html

The author complained about some things that clearly mark him as a stranger to finer turntables. Complaining about having to assemble and position the 'rubber band', aka the drivebelt, and the tonearm counterweight shows that he underestimates the precision required for a mechanism to rotate at a constant precise speed while properly tracking the microscopic undulations of the groove without skipping into the air or gouging it to death.

Some basics when recording from a turntable...
1) Place the turntable as far from speakers as possible on a solid surface that you will not touch during the recording
2) Keep the volume low enough that airborne sounds don't cause mistracking of the stylus *
3) Avoid anything that will cause vibration or movement of the turntable. (Tip toe)
* If you have a subwoofer, turn it off.

Some advice after reading the article: don't try to save recording time by playing the discs at 45rpm. The best tracking of the disc and recording of the minute details in the grooves will be at the nativespeed of the recording. Digital manipulation later only gloms up the accuracy you probably want.

In general, the fewer the conversions steps in the analog domain, the better; and the fewer the bit rate conversions in the digital domain, the better.

Mar 14, 2009 | ION Audio Vinyl Recording Turntable

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Turntable won't turn


Hi!

Without any other information (and assuming you've checked to make sure there is power to the turntable and that it is turned on), the likely culprit is the belt drive of your turntable. Most, but not all, turntables have a "belt" that looks like a big rubber band on the underside of the turntable that connects the turntable itself to the drive motor. If the band has slipped out of place, stretched too far from age or usage, or broken, the turntable won't turn. To find out if this is your problem, gently lift the "platter" straight up (it should easily slide back into place) and visually see if the "rubber band" is in place. If it is stretched too far or broken, a new one should be availble form Teac or your local electronics supplier. If, by chance, you have a direct-drive turntable (unlikely), the problem will probably need professional work.

Good luck and please let me know if this helps!
Bob

Oct 09, 2008 | Teac Audio Players & Recorders

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Philco suitcase turntable / cd belt drive


Place the rubber band around the turntable and put a paper clip, bent up behind the rubber band. Start the turntable on it's spindle and you will be able to view that drive spindle on the right side, slowly pull the rubber band with the paperclip and drop over the drive spindle. remove paperclip and push turntable down seating it and replace the lock snap.

Jan 27, 2008 | Philco (R) Suitcase CD Shelf System

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Nad turntable


the belt (aka rubber band) should be changed when it starts to slip
it is not whats causing the table to turn backwards. it's the motor or circut that drives the motor.

Jan 22, 2008 | NAD 533 Turntable

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