Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

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Re: Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by JDlp » 01 Nov 2019 17:44

Just ordered a set from eBay! Thanks for your engineering expertise, will comment here once I install them on my tt

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Re: Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by slobrain » 08 Nov 2019 17:43

I have some sets on eBay now.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/274055175194?s ... 1555.l2649

Jeff, Ive talked to the folks a the post office and between cost of shipping and paperwork they make shipping very hard to Canada. I just don't have the time to go thru that. Can you get someone to buy for you on eBay from the states and then ship to you?

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Re: Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by JDlp » 12 Nov 2019 15:27

Hi. Thanks for the reply and yes I ordered a set and had them shipped to a US address, I haven’t picked them up yet but will comment on the installation.

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Re: Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by JDlp » 14 Nov 2019 15:11

Hi Solbrain
Just installed your suspension kit on my Pl 200 tt, with your clear instructions installation was relatively easy, but did encounter some difficulty inserting plastic foot into the new bushing at top of spring, the plastic foot had a sharp edge so I lightly sanded it and used some liquid soap mixture to allow foot to insert into bushing/spring, worked perfectly.
Once reinstalled the feet back on tt (thanks for tip on the chrome spring placement) the tt suspension is now 100% improved
Thanks again for engineering expertise!

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Re: Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by BMRR » 07 Dec 2019 20:27

I finally got around to installing these in a PL-200 today and I'm happy to say that they work exactly as advertised! This turntable was in rough shape when I acquired it, and when I discovered that the rubber suspension parts were completely dry-rotted I was worried I'd have to part out the turntable rather than restore it... but it's now back in service and working properly. Thanks again, slobrain!

Like JDlp, I had a heck of a time trying to get plastic feet into the rubber grommets, but ultimately I prevailed. Would've been a lot faster if I'd thought of his trick for inserting them more easily!

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Re: Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by PioneerFan » 23 Dec 2019 14:15

So, I have a PL-516, with in tact feet. But I thought the feet were supposed to be problematic in the 500 series as well?

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Re: Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by NZAUDIO » 31 Dec 2019 07:23

There are other Tables with similar issues Sanyo TP-X1 thru 3 has similar issues. The Rubber Top hat is maybe smaller. Do you get any of those Tables on the Workbench ?

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Re: Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by Belmont » 18 Jan 2020 17:38

Reckon these would work on a PL-L1000? Mine has four degraded rubber boots, and I’d love to get some replacements.