Turntable Belt Installation

  • Disconnect turntable from AC power.

  • Remove dust cover from turntable (if so equipped) - See Figure 1 below.

  • Remove rubber pad/mat from turntable - See Figure 2.

  • Remove platter just beneath the mat - See Figure 3.

  • Some platters are "press fit" onto the center shaft and seemingly can't be removed.   The trick is to lift up on the platter while simultaneously lightly tapping on the top of the shaft with a hammer. Others may have a "E" clip at the base of the center shaft which must be removed with a screwdriver.   Take care that it doesn't fly away before the platter can be removed.

  • Use rubbing Alcohol soaked cloth to clean outside of large 'lip' or ledge underneath platter and the (usually) brass pulley shaft on platter drive motor which should now be visible.
    Install belt around the ledge underneath platter. Belt should be somewhat snug without falling off - See Figure 4.

  • Optional: Clean then lubricate main center platter shaft of turntable with 3-in-1 oil or similar.

  • Re-install platter. Look thru 'access window' in platter and rotate platter until platter motor becomes visible.  Stretch belt from platter ledge over to far side of motor pulley - See Figure 5.

  • Re-install turntable mat, reconnect turntable to AC power, and start player to test.


Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

Figure 4

Figure 5

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