Discussion in 'Turntables' started by miket1117, Sep 10, 2017.
The grease in the motors gums up. That's usual for those units.
Also, unless you filled it, the bearing well is almost certainly dry. Fill it and see if the lower platter spins freely by hand.
Very early, probably 1957 or early 1958. The first one made was s/n #1000.
By comparison, mine is #29304, and it was originally sold in December 1961.
hi all... thanks again for the help! very much appreciated!
the platter spins freely when turned off... but i'm leaving well enough alone and not about to do any maint. on it... i'd find a way to mess it up...
have the pics, but i have to get them down in size... limited to 1 mb, so need to do that first... hopefully later today.
have a great day!
These are 55+-year-old units, so it's probably better to not push the motors too hard until they are properly restored.
Can't wait to see the pics!
yes. as a 55+ year-old unit myself, i totally know the feeling.
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