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Dual 505 - 2

Bought one "in the box" that had gone through the wringer in shipping. How do you properly "fit" the turntable in the wood base. Appears four springs and two screw type adjusters, but can't figure out the "magic" to get it in place and free floating.

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SOURCE: Azimuth Adjustment on Tascam 122MKIII Cassette Deck

the screws are sometimes locked with Loctite or similer and the screw slot may be blocked up also. wetting the screw head with acetone will help to allow for the blocked screw head to soften. BE CAREFUL WITH ACETONE. it will damage plastic!!

Posted on Dec 09, 2007



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SOURCE: Replacing spring in wheel height adjustment

I just solved the problem. Go to this website:
It will show you where the spring goes (left side inside the ratchet - when you remove the ratchet you will see that it is hollow. That's where the spring goes!) and a good picture of that assembly

Posted on Sep 23, 2008



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SOURCE: Arm does not track properly but skips across records

Just guessing, but it sounds like you haven't counterbalanced your tone arm.  When a tone arm skips, it's usually because there's too much counter weight on the rear of the tone arm.  You want between 3-5 grams, but first you have to calibrate your tone arm (balance it so you know where zero is).  If you don't know how to do this, refer to the Ion directions called "Tonearm Setup" in the instructions.  

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SOURCE: Float spring on tecumseh Carb.

Ok, that pin is the needle valve. It should move freely, and the spring should attach it to the float. When the carburetor bowl is full, the float pushes that pin up to shut off the gas flowing into it. Otherwise, it would continue to dump fuel into it until it overflows, and you would have gas all over. The engine draws gas through the jet in the bottom of sump that you see sticking into the bottom of the bowl(this likes to get plugged up and keep your engine from running) The spring just kind of sits in there so that if the float moves, it will pull down the pin as it moves.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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