I have a small philco record player. Recently the platter has been having friction, not making full smooth rotations. I took it apart to have a look around, and it almost seems as though the platter has dropped too low somehow, and when I manually push the platter from the bottom up, it's capable of normal rotations. If this is the proper solution, how do I manage to get the platter to actually stay up?
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I don't know whether your philco is the same as my crosley, but I recently had an issue where the record player stopped turning and it bamboozled me to no end. After digging up the manual online, I found out that you had to lift up the tone arm and move it to the right (past the holding clip) until it clicked, and voila, the record player started spinning again.
A lot of turntables start moving when the arm is moved to the record start. The turntable should move when you move the arm to the edge of the platter, even with no record. If it doesn't, listen to see if the motor spins. Then lift up the platter matt to see if the belt has slipped off.
just find a local electronic repair shop near you
look in the phone book for electronic /electronic repar shop
i have had to repair these before and the selector chip has failed because of a resistor letting to much current and voltage go into the chip , repair cost $40-$50 depending on the dammage
1) Remove the platter - just lift up
2) Underneath the platter, you'll see a small lip section
3) Wrap the belt around this lip
4) Put platter back on turntable
5) Rotate platter until you see the motor shaft through the holes on the platter - a brass round looking piece
6) Pinch the belt around the motor shaft.
7) That's it.