Beeman wrote:I have these lovely decks running. One motor is drawing way too much current. They have oiler tubes - any ideas as to what the correct oil would be & how often they should be lubed?
COULD THIS THREAD BE PUT BACK IN THE IDLER DRIVE SECTION THANKS MR ADMINISTRATOR? . Not much to do with Denon
As I said on your oil thread compressor oil is ideal as the motor will have bronze bearings almost for sure especially as bronze makes for quiet running. Even if they were not bronze comprsssor oil would be fine, but it is almost certain they are. I would be dismantelling the motos and cleaning them and soaking the bronze cups in oil over night, then reoilmaybe once every couple of months with a few drops. My Commonwealth which has a similar motor specifies light machine oil throught and compressor oil is high quality machine oil with anti wear additives and is detergent free and does not have additives that encourage water absorbtion so it is perfect.
Work now making sure all the bearings ie spindle, motor and idler bearings are in tip top condition and completely clean will pay dividends when you finally finish the your project and reward your efforts with quieter running.
Before you spend the money on a motor rewind change the motor run capacitor as this may be your problem regarding a higher current draw. Also that turntable may have drier bearings or dirty bearings, there is no way you will get enough oil down the oil tube if the bronze cups are compeletely dry you really should with care open the motors up or get it done so you can clean and oil the bearings properly. When I did mine on my Commonwealth I tried to get new bronze bearings even though mine are in good condition (just trying be thorough) anyway it turned out they are unavailable so it is worth the effort now to get yours properly oil soaked.
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