Hello! This is a great forum. I'm glad I found it.
I have a CLD-D504 that won't play discs. I pulled off the top and took a look. The problem is that the discs won't spin. Everything works except for the spindle. So the motor whines, the laser hopelessly searches, then the disc is spit out: both CD & LD, both side A & B. What I have discovered is that if I manually turn the spindle even a little bit, then click on play, the discs spin properly and the CDs & LDs play. Even the B side switch works. However, if I eject the disc, then click on play again, the motor whines and doesn't spin up. I'm hoping this is an easy fix. What are your thoughts?