Question about Jensen Audio Players & Recorders
Check the belt is fitted correctly. If it is not it will affect the speed. If the speed is slow on both 45 and 33 rpm, then it could be the motor. Sometimes there are speed presetts at the none shaft end of the motor. If it doesn't look like the motor has any built in electronics in it, then look to the turntable power supply look for faults in that.
Posted on Jun 05, 2021
SOURCE: Too slow?
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.
this can be caused be a new belt being too wide, you may need a narrower belt.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
you need to replace the Pitch controls. I'm presuming it is a sliding pitch control. Use the Red start stop lights that reflect on the rotating wheel. put the pitch in center 0. does one row of the dots on the wheel stay completely still.now just turn it up op down a bit until it starts to move the dots slightly. now watch the dots now while there moving. Do they fluctuate they should be smoothe. do this on both decks to find out which one is fluctuating.
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
I have just fixed this problem on my Aiwa PX3800 with improvisation.
The platter was rotating too slowly, I didn't know how much too slow only that the records sounded wrong.
I imagined the belt, motor and platter as a bicycle gear and so simply increased the gear... I achieved this by winding a thin strip of a electrical insulation tape around the motor head to increase it's radius (like changing up to a larger front cog on a bicycle gear).
I could then time the rotations and remove a layer or two of the tape accordingly until I have achieved a perfect 45rpm. 33 is still way out but I only listen to 45s!
Be sure to trim excess tape from the motor head with a craft knife/scalpel or it'll stick to the platter.
Poor man fix up.
Posted on Dec 23, 2011
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