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The turntable makes grinding niose when engaged

I replace the platter drive motor but the turntable still makes a grinding noise. If I dis-engage the turntable, the noise is gone.

Model # is VPM1440DB 002

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That model number doesn't ring a bell. Is that right? Is it foreign?

Chances are the coupler and/or turntable support will be damaged or warped.

Also on some brands, the "packing" (often a rubber grommet) must be replaced.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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