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Califone 1925 won't spin

Post by PhonoBrit on Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:30 pm

The motor and idler spin fine when I lift the platter off but as soon I put the platter back on it locks up. I think the brake system might have something to do with it? Any ideas?


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Re: Califone 1925 won't spin

Post by PhonoBrit on Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:55 pm

Anyone?

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Post by Motorola man on Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:08 pm

Check the drive wheel for hardening or excessive wear. I've had a few that would spin slowly, intermittently or not at all, because the wheel could no longer grip the platter.
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Re: Califone 1925 won't spin

Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:44 pm

On any record player, you have to make sure the idler wheel goes inside the turntable while putting TT back on. Could also be bearins for turn table are gummed severely.

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Re: Califone 1925 won't spin

Post by PhonoBrit on Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:45 pm

Figured out the problem, the wire that should disengage the brake had snapped.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:56 pm

Ah. Glad you were able to fix it. Sorry it took so long to answer. Been having major computer problems.

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