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Turntable: Loss of torque

I have a Stanton STR8-80, 2 of them, and for some reason, one of them recently lost most of the torque in the motor, or something. Now simply having a weight on it, other than vinyl, will cause it to slow down, and can be easily stopped by grazing the platter with your finger. Is there a way I can get the torque back? The turntables are less than 2 years old. Let me know if you got anything.

Thanks,

Viper

nightviper19@hotmail.com

Jan Vigne
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Re: Turntable: Loss of torque


Have you been doing a lot of back cueing with this table? If so, have you removed the platter and checked the motor itself for sufficient torque? If not, pull off the platter and just grab hold off the main spindle to check for motor torque.

If the motor appears to be slowing down, and since it's a direct drive table, the problem you can wish for is in the servo system which is used to correct the speed. Otherwise, you probably will replace the motor.

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Re: Turntable: Loss of torque

Is it a syncronus motor, a capaitor across it, change the cap.

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Re: Turntable: Loss of torque
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