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Belt is off on my DENON dp-26F tURNTABLE

This unit has been in storage. I just unpacked it and the belt is off. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!

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above is a generic video that applies to almost all belt driven turntables including yours that will show how to install the belt and a few other things.

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