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 Post subject: Unsure of Magnavox Model (need to replace belt and tune up)
PostPosted: Nov Sun 10, 2019 11:55 pm 
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I have a Magnavox Astro -sonic AM/FM Tuner alongside a Magnavox Micromatic turntable with cylinder metal tonearm. It's housed in a large, four-paneled cabinet with a circle-ish design on the front.

I have not found this combination in an image anywhere online so I'm struggling to find the model number so I can replace the belt and get it tuned up in and in working order.

I'm grateful for any ideas and help on this! (Images are attached and below)

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 Post subject: Re: Unsure of Magnavox Model (need to replace belt and tune
PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 2:52 am 
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There should be a sticker on the bottom of the changer that has the model number of the changer. You need that number to get service information and parts. Something like a W801 or similar. That Collaro changer will not have any belt. It probably needs a rebuilt drive tire and some new motor mounts along with a good cleaning and lubing of the mechanicals. Gary at VM Enthusiasts will have the parts you need, along with a new needle. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Unsure of Magnavox Model (need to replace belt and tune
PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 3:13 am 
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Welcome to the phono forum, Margie.

As electra225 stated, this record changer uses a rubber idler
wheel to drive the platter. With age, the rubber hardens and no
longer can grip the platter.

The cleaning of the record changer, motor, and new motor
mounts are a good investment, as electra225 noted.

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 Post subject: Re: Unsure of Magnavox Model (need to replace belt and tune
PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 3:49 am 
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That's a 1969 model 3825, part of the Astro-Sonic 500 series. The turntable looks to be an 800 series model. You can download the turntable service manual here:

http://vintagehifi.net/index.php?action=dldir;sa=list;id=15

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 Post subject: Re: Unsure of Magnavox Model (need to replace belt and tune
PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 5:19 am 
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Wow thank you all so much!! So much help and so quickly. This gives me a great place to start on all of this.


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PostPosted: Nov Tue 12, 2019 2:23 am 
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