I bought the unit last summer and put about 60 hours on it before it suddenly stopped working. There was no period of intermittent failure, I just put a disc in and it quit playing part way through. I don't remember if it was during a flip.
I just found the service manual, so I am just getting up to speed on what stuff is and where it goes. There are a couple things I can't identify.
1. The main upper support frame has a little black wire connecting it to the frame of the servo mechanism. It that just a ground wire?
2. What is the little white plastic thing on the spindle frame, called "D lever assembly" [part VXA2205]? It seems to couple with a part just called "A horn" [part VNL1689] on the Servo section when it lifts.
In my case, neither A nor B will play. When I press play on side A, everything goes into position and the disc mounts. But after a brief spin, the spindle motor stops and throws a U1. If I press Side B, the carriage appears to travel normally up the guide, into place and then throws the U1.
I cleaned the optics and the contacts on the pickup's ribbon cable. The pickup seems very snug in the track. What part number would I look for?
Thanks again for all the help! I will bring Bessie back!