Introduction

Audio distortion and an inability to get your turntable to turn are signs that you need to replace your drive belt. This can be due to it wearing out or breaking over time. This replacement doesn’t require any tools. Everything that you will remove should come off easily, and it will only take a short amount of time.

Tools

Parts

Lift the rubber mat, and put it to the side. It should be easy to remove, because it simply rests on a metal platter without anything securing it down.
  • Lift the rubber mat, and put it to the side. It should be easy to remove, because it simply rests on a metal platter without anything securing it down.

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Turn the platter so that the motor pulley can be seen through one of the two outer holes in the platter.
  • Turn the platter so that the motor pulley can be seen through one of the two outer holes in the platter.

  • If the drive belt is hooked around the motor pulley, unhook it.

  • When reassembling to device, don't forget to hook the new drive belt to the motor pulley.

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  • Grasping the platter by its two inner holes, lift it upwards.

  • Removing the platter may take a small amount of force. If the pulley is unhooked and the tone arm is safely to the side, don’t fear using a small amount of force in lifting the platter.

  • If you haven’t yet unhooked the drive belt, the motor pulley and the belt could sustain damage.

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  • Peel the drive belt from the inner ridge of the metal platter and put it to the side.

  • Sometimes, the drive belt can fall off the platter during deconstruction. If this is the case, simply take it out of the device wherever it is.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thank you for posting!

Jeanine Haven - Reply

Thank you for posting this! My belt slipped and I could not figure this out thanks to you I saw how simple a process the repair. Many times thank you

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