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I have a Technics SL-QL1 direct drive turntable that works perfectly for about 5 seconds, then it suddenly repeats itself over and over... the record never advances beyond that point. It happens with any record that I have tried so I know it is not the record. I'm guessing its an issue with the direct drive, so could this be an easy fix? Or should I just forget about it?

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I do not have an answer as I am searching for an address myself. The solution to your problem is probably in replacing the small belt in the turntable cover. This belt decouples the arm mechanism from its dedicated motor. The motor and the belt are located in the left side of the cover.

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I don't think it's the direct drive as that just makes the platter spin around. Since the stylus sits in a record which moves it forward, if it gets stuck then it's going to be something to do with the arm of the record player that can't move beyond that point. Check around the piviot of the arm for problems and look at the anti-skating control. If you can move the platter by hand that will prove it's not the drive if the stylus gets stuck.

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