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Turntable running slow and then stopping

I have a Goldring turntable and recently have found it plays LPs much slower than it should. The music is obviously (sonically) dragging and eventually comes to a complete stop when playing at 33 1/3. While I have not been able to measure the speed, once the stylus goes down it starts to slow.

Is this something user serviceable/fixable? Can the motor be replaced?
While is hasn't had much use, the turntable is nearly 10 years old

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Try a new belt?
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Is the motor still turning when the platter stops??

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Yes, the motor is still running and the plastic bit onto which the belt is looped and is driven continues to revolve even after the platter and sub-platter stop. When the belt is looped onto 45 rpm rather than 33, the platter does not stop but the speed is not right for listening. I counted the rpms against a stopwatch: 43. When looped into 33, the platter slows and stops before I can really measure.
Could it be as simple as a belt change? Of course, I can't just pop into a local shop to get a replacement belt.
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Definitely a Belt, though a drop of oil on the turntable spindle mechanism would probably help too.

How old in the Turntable?

As far as Belts go, I have a turntable I bought in 1978, and I can still get belts for it.

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How old in the Turntable?
From the 1st post: While is hasn't had much use, the turntable is nearly 10 years old

http://www.analogueseduction.net/tur...able-belt.html

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Is there a belt tension adjustment?

Is it level?

Maybe run it on 45 overnight to loosen things up if not used for a while.

http://ecom.armourhome.co.uk/files/g...tructionse.pdf

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One of the worst things you can do to a turntable is not use it. The belts get dry and stiff, and hold their shape, which is not conducive to moving.

http://www.lpgear.com/category/GOLDRGB.html

Also from disuse the oil on the bearings on the motor and the spindle can dry out. I've had good luck loosening them up with Isopropyl Alcohol, then a few drops of light oil (sewing machine oil, 3-n-1 oil, or similar).

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I had the same issue with my old Rega. I swapped out the belt and it was fine after that.

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