hey everybody, Thanks for taking the time to help me out..
New and glad to be here...but as the title states I've got a problem, though it should be nothing to you seasoned audiophiles out there, so here goes:
I've got a 63 turn table, with the large gear/electrice motor setup - no belt - and it seems like the mechanism doesn't match the switch settings, right now it's in a state where if I turn the dial to on it spins to no end, but the spindle stack won't drop the disc and the tone arm can be moved only manually...
When you slide the tab over to reject everything goes downhill...the tone arm automatically goes back to its cradle where it moves slightly upward before finally resting and the whole mechanism shuts off with the switch automatically returning to "off."
Then when switching to "on" nothing happens...the motor does
spin the rubber ideler which can be heard, but none of the automated functions occur...but when I spin the table manually the spindle drops the disc the tone arm will move but I think it moves into place before the disc hits the playing surface...then the whole table needs to be coaxed into spinning continuously...after this is done the record will play...and we're back to where we started, spinning while on, but reject breaks the cycle...
is this a common problem
thanks for all your input!