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RE: first check the 'roundness' of the idler

I was going to suggest the possibility of the rubber friction surface being dried out, with the possible solution of boiling the wheel in water to regain suppleness , if that was the problem .

However, although far from qualified to give turntable repair advice, I have never heard of any loose assemblies in a turntable being advocated. It might be that cutting multiple plastic sheathes and assembling with less spindle clearance might help.

Alternatively, A better quality German table, audio quest? I forget the name, used to cast their main platter spindle in slick plastic , and then give it a good hard twist to break it free and create a zero clearance spindle support, saying that the slight drag of such an approach tended to stabilize rotation speed, since the drag was constant.

Of course, drag was not a design used in your table, , but the possibility of casting something between the two surfaces and then sanding away just enough material to spin without wobble might be explored, or possibly some barrier lubrication with substitute for the material removal, and might be more accurate. I have heard that urethane casting is used in some hobbies, but am not certain how it is obtained. postal sealing wax might cast easily , but lubrication against wear might need to become a lifestyle.

with some thought, I am sure you will get it. Every problem has a solution, just some are better than others.

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  • RE: first check the 'roundness' of the idler - beach cruiser 15:42:56 01/29/24 (0)


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