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 Post subject: Stuck needle cup lid
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:02 am 
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Victor I
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The lid (with the center hole for disposing used needles) of my Victrola needle cup does not come off and doesn't even rotate at all. Does anyone know of any tricks/tips to remove the lid?

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 Post subject: Re: Stuck needle cup lid
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:40 am 
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apruizii wrote:
The lid (with the center hole for disposing used needles) of my Victrola needle cup does not come off and doesn't even rotate at all. Does anyone know of any tricks/tips to remove the lid?

Thanks!

AR


If it's like this one:
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I would leave the cap in place, and shake the needles out of the hole when it is full.

This happened to me a couple of times: when I removed the cap, the sides of the cup started to develop cracks and split apart. Other collectors have reported this issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Stuck needle cup lid
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:53 am 
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On some designs of used needle container the lids were not intended to be removable. As OrthoFan says, just shake it.


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 Post subject: Re: Stuck needle cup lid
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:06 pm 
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As OrthoFan mentioned, there are 3 small vertical cracks from the edge of the cap about ¼ inch long at different locations around the cup. I'll just leave the cap in place and will shake out the used needles.

Thanks for the feedback!

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