I know next to NOTHING about TT's but have always wanted to get into vinyl. I love music.
After years of just browsing, I saw an ad the other day for a house sale and noticed there was a kenwood TT on offer. Called the guy, checked it out, looked to be somewhat functioning. He said it needed a new needle but otherwise seemed to be running fine. Decided to buy it.
It is a kenwood KD 550, and unfortunately I've been having some real bad luck with it ever since I brought it home. First thing I did was to plug it into 220 without knowing that the previous owner was running it on 110.
It ran fine for a good 5-10 mins and then completely shut down. My heart sank and I didn't know what had happened. So I then found the service manual from this site and discovered there was a voltage selector somewhere. I then soon discoverd where that was while trying to get to the fuse. I've replaced the fuse now but it's not exactly the same size or amps as the previous one. Anyway, I fit in the new fuse, switch the selector to 220 and fire it up. Bingo! Works fine. Actually no, the stroboscope lamp hadn't come on. Again my heart sank, but not quite AS much. After about a minute or so, the lamp comes on too. Hurrah!
For about 5 mins, after which, the light goes off again. Try switching it on, off, on, nothing. Then I leave it switched on for another 5 mins or so. I leave the room. I come back, and the lamp is back too, but this time the motors gone. It's just not spinning anymore, and hasn't been ever since! : (
Do you think this could be because of the fuse not being the exact same one? Can this be rescued?