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Motor makes a loud, humming noise, turntable works anyways

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  • peter_keel Aug 24, 2010

    The turntable is old infact. Would some lubrication help may be? But where exactly?

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Hi! Usually, we put oil on the motor to get rid of the noise. Try it and may work for you. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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I gather that the turntable is fairly old. The bearings on the motor might be going, so I sugest play it until it stops dead, and then know for sure which part to replace. Hope this helps

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  • Morne Olivier Aug 24, 2010

    If you lift the felt off the platter section, you will notice two fairly large holes in the platter itself. Before lifting the platter off the base, try getting a silicone based spray lubricant with a long tube (straw like)on the nozzle. Move the platter around until you see the spindle motor, (to the side of one of the holes). Spray a little lubricant on the spindle. If you cant reach the spindle from that angle, using your thumb and fore finger, pull upwards to lift the platter of the base. NB Please take note that once you perform this, you will have to reroute the drive belt! Use some silicone lubricant and spray a little onto the spindle motor, driving the platter. Now, to replace the belt: lay the belt out into the base, around the spindle motor. Replace the platter and reroute the belt onto the inside rim of the platter. It is a bit tricky but you should get it back on by the second try. Hope this helps

  • Morne Olivier Aug 24, 2010

    NB Please try not to get any of the lubricant on the spindle head or the drive belt as your turntable will start slipping!

  • peter_keel Aug 24, 2010

    The lubricating did wonders! No more noise. Thanks.

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