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 Post subject: Harman Kardon CD carousel doesn't load CD
PostPosted: Mar Fri 05, 2021 2:11 am 
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My Harman Kardon FL8400 five CD changer rotates to the next CD but doesn't load it most of the time. In recent years I've changed the belts and it's a bear to get to them. Before I tear into it so deeply, I'm wondering if that's even necessary.

There are five buttons to send the carousel to each corresponding position. When I use any one button, it either loads the CD right then, or cycles through the carousel positions and then loads the CD, or doesn't load it, requiring me to push the button again to get it to load. Rarely do I have to push the button twice. So it's trying to work, it's just can't get there.

How do these carousel loaders work? What should I be looking for? Does it just need lube? THANKS!


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 Post subject: Re: Harman Kardon CD carousel doesn't load CD
PostPosted: Mar Fri 05, 2021 3:08 am 
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I think these use some sort of indexer to know the position of the disc, if optical it could be dirty.

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 Post subject: Re: Harman Kardon CD carousel doesn't load CD
PostPosted: Mar Fri 05, 2021 4:02 am 
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That sure sounds like a slipping belt. I just had to replace the belts in my Sony machine, which runs my Part 15 station. Same problem; it would have trouble loading the disc.

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