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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just had a spindle lock issue this past Sunday at my gig. I had the turntables out in my car and brought them in. I let then warm up for 2hrs before plugging them in.
Everything was good. Then mid set my right side turntable started spinning really fast and then DEAD STOP.
I was pushing the platter and it really hard to turn. I took off the platter and tried to turn it with my hand. It was dead locked, WTF?!!
So I limped through with one turntables since I use Traktor Scratch Pro and made it through the whole night successfully.
I searched the net and it was suggested to lubricate the 1200 spindle with 15W40 motor oil. Since the motor design is indentical, I picked up some 10W40 motor oil since I couldn't find 15W40.
I oiled both turntables to be on the safe since. I tapped the spindle on the locked turntable to help loosen it.
I drove back home which is pretty much an hour drive and let the tables sit for another 2 hrs.
I decided to grab a thick towel and vice grips to work on the locked spindle.
Clamping down on the towel with the vice grips on the brass fitting for the platter I was able to free the spindle quite easily.
I was then able to turn it by hands so I did in both forward and reverse directions to work the oil down into the spindle bearings.
I put the platter back on and spun it manually to check for resistance, it was spinning nicely!
Plugged in the turntable, set the pitch at 0 and watched the stobe dots. There was no waver in the strobe dots. YAAAAAAAY!
My turntable is back to new and since I only use them on the road they stay stored most of the time.
So I would suggest just oiling the spindles every so often to keep them tip top.
Hope this helps you!
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
There is nothing more annoying than buying something second-hand to find parts are missing. I've had a look on the net for you and you could try these sites - they might be able to help.
www.HTFR.com and www.djdeals.com.
I wish you luck finding a weight and hope this has gone some way to helping!
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
SOURCE: TurnTable left channel no signal
Somewhere in the jack or the plug you have a wire broken. You will just have to look for it. If you have a volt ohm meter, this will aid you in finding the broken conductor. When you find the bad connection, you will probably have to solder it back together.
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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