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Bradford Record Player issues

Post by PhonoBrit on Tue May 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Ok, the auto mechanism is incredibly stiff on this particular unit and I'm wondering how do i even get into the unit to lube/clean the mechanism?

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Re: Bradford Record Player issues

Post by Motorola man on Tue May 07, 2013 9:10 pm

Underneath the phono, there should be some locking tabs that hold it to the board. Remove those & lift the phono straight up. Clean as much of the old grease off as possible & relubricate it with a fresh coat of light grease.
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Re: Bradford Record Player issues

Post by PhonoBrit on Wed May 08, 2013 3:53 pm

How do i get underneath it though, it appears to be sealed into it's sliding drawer cabinet.

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Post by Tony V on Wed May 08, 2013 7:48 pm

You may have to access it from the back. The back of the drawer is most likely open but to access it you might have to take the back panel off the cabinet.
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Post by PhonoBrit on Fri May 17, 2013 6:38 pm

Removed the back panel only to find this! http://i.imgur.com/rGqpZwf.jpg I am still at a loss on how to get into this thing to service it.

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Post by Tony V on Fri May 17, 2013 6:57 pm

You'll have to stick your hand in the hole on the left by the speaker in the picture and feel for the clips. The clips are on the bottom of the two screws that are shown on top of the changer. You grab the clips and flip them to where they are pointed down. Then you should be able to pull the turntable up and out of the drawer. Then disconnect the power and audio plugs. After the changer is out you should also have access to the amp too.
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Post by PhonoBrit on Thu May 30, 2013 6:17 pm

Tony V wrote:You'll have to stick your hand in the hole on the left by the speaker in the picture and feel for the clips. The clips are on the bottom of the two screws that are shown on top of the changer. You grab the clips and flip them to where they are pointed down. Then you should be able to pull the turntable up and out of the drawer. Then disconnect the power and audio plugs. After the changer is out you should also have access to the amp too.
Well, that was a total pain in the ass. Luckily, I have long skinny arms otherwise it would have been impossible. But thanks for the advice Tony. Smile

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Post by Tony V on Thu May 30, 2013 8:09 pm

Your Welcome. I'm sorry it was difficult. The designers didnt think this one out apparently. Since this is a console and you wont be flipping it on its side or upside down, i would leave the clips pointed down so if you had to go into it again in the future, you wont have to fight it. Good luck on your restoration!
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Post by Ron Pond on Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:23 am

Aren't there damper springs on the screws between the deck and the clips?

If there are springs and you leave the clips pointing down, you can't adjust the "bounciness" of the deck to help eliminate rumble.

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Re: Bradford Record Player issues

Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:46 am

Actually, on the vm changers, I find no tightenning of screwws on top is preferred. Counter clockwise tightens, as it draws changer closer to baord, and, compresses springs.
The VM's work better with more freedon to float.

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:59 am

Also if that doesn't work, remove the screws holding the bottom tracks secure to the bottom of the cabinet though you may have to flip the cabinet on its side.
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