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 Post subject: Unlevel Turntable Problem
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:32 pm 
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I am having a bit of a conundrum with my Victrola XVI. The turntable is slightly unlevel and I cannot figure out why. The motor was a little loose so I screwed it back into place on the motor board tightly enough, or so I think. Do turntables get warped? I have posted pictures of the spindle. Are there supposed to be two rods sticking out of the spindle, or just one? I have seen another XVI, the exact same type as mine, with the same looking spindle having only one rod. Any help would be very much appreciated.

-Stephen


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In my fun collection: Edison Standard A 1903, Standard Talking Machine X 1906, Columbia AU 1904, Edison Amberola VI 1913, Victrola XIV 1915, Victrola XVI L Door 1911, Victrola XVI E 1913, Edison B250 1915, Victrola XIV 1910.
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 Post subject: Re: Unlevel Turntable Problem
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:47 pm 
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Do you mean that the turntable has some up and down movement when rotating or do you mean that it looks as if the turntable is running true but just tilting to one side?


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 Post subject: Re: Unlevel Turntable Problem
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I have the same problem with my Victrola IX. I don't believe it does much for the playback, but as long as it isn't by a whole lot. That machine sounds just fine. I can't think of any way to fix it, but if it's a big issue there are plenty of turntables still out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Unlevel Turntable Problem
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:15 pm 
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12jslater wrote:
Do you mean that the turntable has some up and down movement when rotating or do you mean that it looks as if the turntable is running true but just tilting to one side?

The turntable has some up and down movement. I've even shaken the turntable while it was stationary and it has a little too much give.

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I have the same problem with my Victrola IX. I don't believe it does much for the playback, but as long as it isn't by a whole lot. That machine sounds just fine. I can't think of any way to fix it, but if it's a big issue there are plenty of turntables still out there.

It is only slight, but it doesn't seem good for the records as I can hear a slight difference in tone as the turntable wobbles up and down. I would prefer to figure out how to fix it since the turntable I have has pristine and unfaded original felt.

-Stephen
In my fun collection: Edison Standard A 1903, Standard Talking Machine X 1906, Columbia AU 1904, Edison Amberola VI 1913, Victrola XIV 1915, Victrola XVI L Door 1911, Victrola XVI E 1913, Edison B250 1915, Victrola XIV 1910.
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 Post subject: Re: Unlevel Turntable Problem
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Try placing a bit of shim between the spindle shaft and the turntable hub. Maybe a strip of cellophane.


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 Post subject: Re: Unlevel Turntable Problem
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:26 pm 
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JerryVan wrote:
Try placing a bit of shim between the spindle shaft and the turntable hub. Maybe a strip of cellophane.

That is a good idea! I will try it once I get my hands on some.

-Stephen
In my fun collection: Edison Standard A 1903, Standard Talking Machine X 1906, Columbia AU 1904, Edison Amberola VI 1913, Victrola XIV 1915, Victrola XVI L Door 1911, Victrola XVI E 1913, Edison B250 1915, Victrola XIV 1910.
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 Post subject: Re: Unlevel Turntable Problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:41 am 
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Sometimes rotating it a half turn will help that condition out as well.


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