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Turntable spinning backwards

Hi I just got a Marantz TT42 in good conditions. The problem is that once turned on it spins backwards. I could not fugure out any solution (the belt looks well placed). Another problem is that it spins very very fast (I supose like 4 time faster then it should). if anyone has any idea about it... Thank you veru much

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    i got vestax pdx 2000 and when iam holding the record at the say frist beat sum times it will spin back and then go fowards over times it will just stop if u can help i b very thank full



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If it is a direct drive TT then it uses some electronic circuitry to control speed and it sounds like that circuit is having a problem. Possibly the actual driver IC for the TT motor has gone bad. Good luck.

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