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 Post subject: Magnavox Micromatic speed slow
PostPosted: Oct Sun 14, 2012 7:16 pm 
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I am fixing this record changer for a friend
The problem is speed needs adjusted

How do I fix this

This is the classic collaro

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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic speed slow
PostPosted: Oct Sun 14, 2012 9:47 pm 
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The changer will be slow either due to the idler slipping/dried out or the need for taking the motor apart, dissolving the old lubricant and re-oiling. There's a great deal of previous threads on this if you run a search.


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic speed slow
PostPosted: Oct Sun 14, 2012 10:01 pm 
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It is a idler slippage problem


how do I fix it

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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic speed slow
PostPosted: Oct Sun 14, 2012 10:14 pm 
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Assuming the idler isn't as hard as a rock, make sure the pivots associated with the idler move freely. Note that when you turn the knob "on", the idler should swing towards the motor shaft with no delay. If the idler is dried out, you need to send it out for rebuilding, usually about $25. For that, I can recommend either http://www.vintagelectronics.com or http://www.thevoiceofmusic.com .

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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic speed slow
PostPosted: Oct Sun 14, 2012 10:20 pm 
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When You turn it on the idler is moves slow to the shaft

what part do I lube?

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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic speed slow
PostPosted: Oct Sun 14, 2012 10:38 pm 
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MrE12AX7 wrote:
When You turn it on the idler is moves slow to the shaft

what part do I lube?


As I remember, the shaft it swings on has an "e" clip on the top and you can do this all from the top. You need to unhook the idler spring, remove the assembly from the shaft, clean the shaft and the hole, cigarette lighter fluid and a Q-tip is fine, lube with a little turbine oil, and put it back together. Take your time so nothing gets forced or bent, and look out for washers, they must go back where they were after they're cleaned. After re-assembly, make sure the idler lines up correctly with the steps in the motor shaft for the different speeds, there's an adjustment screw for that. You must check this with the record changer hanging, not with the motor sitting on the table.

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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic speed slow
PostPosted: Oct Sun 14, 2012 11:26 pm 
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How Do I make a connector for the power cord
So I can try it out
I don't want to use clip leads

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