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Platter not spinning properly

The platter on my vestax table, with or without a record on it, spins unevenly. At all speeds it spins uneven, when you get eye level with it and look straight at it, the platter moves in wave motions. These are my first tables to I'm pretty new to the scene, and so have no idea what the problem is.

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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?

Hope this helps

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Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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