Thank you.soundgen wrote:these don't have ball bearings leave it as it is but rotate the base on the motor board so the part you say doesn't wobble is at the front and screw back into a new positionpoodling around wrote:Curt A wrote:Why would removing it help though please I wonder ?
Removing it would give you insight into its construction and answer the question about ball bearings. Victor tonearms are similar but have ball bearings between that flange and the tonearm to keep it spaced properly and swivel easily as the reproducer tracks the record. If there are no ball bearings, then maybe over time that part has worn the metal underneath and caused it to wobble. The only way to determine that is to remove it and look.
Your fix will be dependent on what you discover... It may need some type of small bushing or spacer or something to correct the wobble. Grease might also help... but you can't tell until you look. If you do decide to remove the steel flange, just do it carefully, since the nickel plated piece might be brass, or worse yet, potmetal... If someone assembled it, it can be disassembled... just take your time.
Thank you curt.
I wonder if it was assembled with some kind of 1,000 pounds per square inch press though - which would make it difficult to reverse the process and remove.
I did wonder about leaving it as it is and stuffing into the gaps as much PTFE tape as I could manage though ?
I did not make it clear though what wobbles and what doesn't. I meant that the 'metal base' with the screws does not wobble at all but the 'swivelling metal arm' inserted into the metal base wobbles all around no matter what position it is in.