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I have a Lenco L450 turntable that has a bottom disc (die cast) that is cracked & warped & causing the platter to scrape.Is it possible to obtain a replacement part or have one made?

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SOURCE: The turntable makes grinding niose when engaged

That model number doesn't ring a bell. Is that right? Is it foreign?

Chances are the coupler and/or turntable support will be damaged or warped.

Also on some brands, the "packing" (often a rubber grommet) must be replaced.

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SOURCE: Ion ittusb turntable drive belt

If the belt is stuck, it will be hard to take off without damaging the belt. Send it back.

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SOURCE: Can't remove platter after removing lock washer

It should just lift off, but might be a little stiff.

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SOURCE: going too slow

You might try cleaning the motor shaft and belt with isopropilic alcool to remove any trace of grease that might make tre belt slip.

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SOURCE: turntable wont spin

If the mat lifts up to reveal a hole then you might get at the belt that way. I would have thought that the platter will lift up anyway. It might be held by a clip washer, around the spindle, from the top, sometimes hidden under a glued plastic piece. If you can't get in that way unscrew the base.

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Most platters are fixed by a horseshoe clip under the centre spindle. You might have to force-ably remove what is around the centre area to get access to the clip. You can glue it back on if the platter itself is fine and not warped. If it is warped it would be cheaper to get a new deck than search for a new platter.

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My turntable appears to be uneven. it looks like a rolling hill when spinning, can this be fixed

Is it just the matt that records sit on that's the problem or the whole platter?
If it is the matt you can peel it off and get a new one from somewhere such as as Amazon. It doesn't have to be the same brand as the turntable as long as it fits on.
Just search for "turntable matt".
If the platter is the problem it might be caused if the platter is plastic by either a chemical or heat warping the platter. Has it been exposed to the sun for example? Some chemicals such as oil and polish can cause it to bend out of shape.
It's likely if the platter has warped that it will need to be replaced.

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The platter should be level. If it is not then it could either be warped, by oil, heat affecting in the past. Or just faulty. Even if a warped turntable plays a record OK, it could damage it, as it is so easy for a record to be damaged, it could cause a scratch on the record. It should be checked out.

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My thorens turntable makes a grinding/scraping sound on every revolution. platter is scraping on frame.

The only thing I can suggest is that you remove the platter. They often are attached by a horseshoe clip at the spindle. This might be hidden by a plastic cover. Once off you might see the cause. It might just need some grease or oil. Or something might have got inside it!

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Sounds like you need a new platter. Has the platter worked OK before or has it always been like this?
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One of several things could be causing this. Let's start at the begining. Look at the cartridge on the tone arm and make sure that all four wires are attached. Remove the bottom or the unit from the bottom to access the wires underneath. Using a DMM check continuity for each wire from the cartridge to the end of the cord where it plugs in to the amplifier. Somewhere there could be a break. If this all checks out and there is no break then I would purchase a new cartridge as the left channel is bad, provided that you know absolutely that the amplifier does not have a problem. If you have another amp you should first try it to make sure that the amp is not the problem. When you are absolutely sure that the cartridge is the problem go to where you will be able to get a very good, possibly better, cartridge at a very good price. Let me know how you make out or if you need more help.


Replacing the belt on any turntable requires removing the platter. There are various schemes to keep them on but most involve a "C" clip clipped in a groove just above the platter on the spindle. You may have to remove the rubber mat to access the clip. Most rubber mats are glued down but can be pried off with patience and some force with a 1" scraper. Once the mat and platter are removed the belt can be discarded and a new one installed. Replace the platter. There will be one or possibly two oblong holes in the platter. Using a flat screwdriver hold tension on the belt and rotate the platter to get the belt around the drive and continue with turning the platter until you are sure the belt is around the drive ring on the platter and the motor spindle. You can tell because the platter will have some resistance due to spinning the motor. Reassemble the mat. It can just be placed on the platter. Unless you are going to run it upside down, which wouldn't work, it won't fall off. You are done and the unit should work like a new one. If you haven't purchased a belt this website has belts for most units and also a variety pack of different length belts which should have one which will fit. Let me know how you make out or if you need more help.


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Platter not spinning properly

Make sure the platter is seated correctly. Lift it off, and set it back down. Also check to see that there is no debris or foreign matter stuck underneath the platter or where the platter sits.

Check to make sure the platter itself is not bent or warped. Do this by removing the platter (lift up), and then put it on a flat table/surface. Look at it from the side. Is it warped?

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How do i put my belt back on a technics dc servo automatic turntable system SL-B210 i havnt used it for a while so when i got it out to use the belt was lose uder the thing the disc gose on

Remove the platter, then take the belt, and wrap it to the bottom lip of the platter. You'll see an inner lip underneath the platter... this is where the belt goes.

Next, put the platter back on, and you'll see 2 holes on alternate sides of the platter. Rotate the platter until the brass shaft of the motor is exposed - usually @ the 11 o'clock position. Pinch the belt and pull it out, to wrap around the shaft.

That's it.

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Make sure there is nothing on the magnet part of the platter. Also, sometimes, the screws that hold down the plastic protective cover underneath the platter might not be seated all the way. Lastly, look at the bottom of the magnet, and make sure that it is in tact, and nothing is bent, broken, or cracked.

Other than that, try switching out the platters from your other turntable, and see if the problem persists. You need to rule out what it is not, before you can proceed with finding out what is the problem. So if the noise moves to the other turntable, you know the issue is with the platter. If the noise remains on the same turntable, then you can rule out the platter being the culprit, and can isolate the issue to the turntable. I've never heard of this, and I've fixed well over 3000 Technics 1200MK2/MK3/MK5 turntables in the past 10 years. I am also considered THE 1200s MASTER. So, I am not sure what could be causing this noise, other than some foreign matter. If your in the NY metro area, bring it on by, and I'll take a look at it, or give us a call, and I'll try and refer someone locally for you:

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