I owe you on this one. My turntable is running like a dream.
I popped the 3 screws on top, then I lifted out the motor completely and disconnected the electrical socket. Then I removed the retainer on top of the motor and found I could very easily just pull the spindle and it pops right off of the bearing! Bearing and inside of spindle were covered with stick black residue that was probably oil at one time. I cleaned it all out with Q-tips, re-lubricated with some Audio Origami oil (stuff is amazing) and boom! Turntable is right on speed and has never sounded so good.
I hope someone else with a Realistic lab 400 series will try this, as they are truly under-rated and great sounding tables.
- accessing the bearing
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