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TEAC SL-A100 - runs only on 45 rpm I followed Jim's advice to another post and removed the back cover. The turntable assembly is not very accessible. Looks like the motor is plastic-welded in place. You can feel a belt. It runs only at 45 rpm regardless which speed the switch (33-45-78) is set on. Nice little turntable, only 4 years old.

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  • bigjon1452 Feb 13, 2009

    Thanks for the follow-up. I sold it in a garage sale for $15 with a "needs repair" sign on it. The guy who bought it only wanted to play 45s so it was perfect for him.

  • Steve W May 11, 2010

    the belt is best accessed from the top by removing the platter disc or at least the mat to observe what is going on.

    does the speed switch feel right? solid?

    do you see a 'fork' around the belt near the motor on the left side? if so this would move the belt up n down the motor shaft.


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SOURCE: only spinning at 1 speed

This is a high dollar turntable. If you want, take the screws out, open it up and check that the direct drive speed gear is in place. Other than that I would take it to a repair shop. There's one guy on ebay selling a new one for $500.00

Posted on Jul 01, 2007

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SOURCE: teac turntable plays too fast

This sounds like a motor speed control problem. It could be either the motor itself or an electronic fault. So unless you know a bit about electronics and know how to use a soldering iron etc, then the answer to your question is no.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: the turntable turns very slow when set at 33

the motor needs cleaning,along with the inner shaft on the spindle and a new table belt will help they glaze and slip

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you adjust the speed of a Memorex 2601M?

Go inside and look at the main board you should see two/three presets, one for 45 and one for 33 etc.
If not look at the top of the motor for a small hole, it might be covered with a label.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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SOURCE: my Teac sl-a100 record player

somewhere on that player is a switch for 78-45-33 rpm the speed switch look up around by the tone arm above by where the record goes, it may not be on the front. switch it to the correct record you have 45's are small. 78's are medium and 33rpms are the big records..

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

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SOURCE: The speed adjuster on my

That selector is basically a small switch that has a blade inside it that slides and makes a contact between some pins: depending on which pins are connected the motor spins faster or slower.
In your case that switch has failed and the contacts are made at random so the motor spins wrongly. To fix it you must replace the switch, a simple electronics job, but one that requires at least a basic experience in electronics and a minimum of tools: a soldering iron, a solder pump and some paste.
If you don't posses all of them you will have to take it to a repair shop - luckily it will be a cheap fix, no more than $50.

Posted on Jul 08, 2011

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