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 Post subject: Slow turntable
PostPosted: Jan Tue 30, 2018 2:31 am 
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I have a Grundig Majestic console with a PE Rex delux turntable. The entire unit operates wonderfully with one exception. The turntable is running approximately 3-4% slow. I’ve replaced the belts and the idler wheel. Any suggestions on additional things to replace and or clean would be greatly appreciated.

 Post subject: Re: Slow turntable
PostPosted: Jan Tue 30, 2018 6:37 am 

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Welcome to the ARF Phono forum.

1. Have you done dis-assembly and degreased all
the old grease in the changer ?

2. Have you dis-assembled and cleaned the motor ?
2.a. Have you replaced the old motor mount grommets,
if there are any ?

3. Did you cleaned the new idler/belts before installing ?
Did you clean belt pulleys (if any) ?

4. Have you cleaned the inside rim of the record platter ?
4a. Have you removed and cleaned the platter bearings ?

5. Here's the site you can get the manuals for free: ... luxe.shtml


 Post subject: Re: Slow turntable
PostPosted: Jan Tue 30, 2018 6:19 pm 
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Do you have the right pulley and idler on it?
is it set to 120V 60 Hz?

Some of those old ones have a 140 V setting in addn to 110/120 and 220/240 so if it's a little anemic that could be why.

Also generally the original German pulley would make it run FAST in the U.S. but I've seen stranger things go on.

2 kinds of men/tape. Low Noise/Wide Range.
LN=kind. WR=abrasive. Engineers=same thing.

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