Nottingham Horizon noisy motor

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kepstein
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Nottingham Horizon noisy motor

Post by kepstein » 13 Nov 2019 23:35

I have had this turntable for many years, but I have noticed increased noise from the motor when playing records. I have tried to get the level of the motor correct, but the noise keeps returning. Does the motor require any oil?

Thanks,
Ken

Alec124c41
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Re: Nottingham Horizon noisy motor

Post by Alec124c41 » 14 Nov 2019 04:29

Both motor bearings should be oiled. Use sewing machine oil for the motor.
The platter bearing should have fresh oil, too.
Ideally, the bearings should be cleaned first, but the motor might present too much of a challenge for this.
There is a user's manual in the VE library. It might have a suggestion.
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/not ... izon.shtml

Cheers,
Alec

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Re: Nottingham Horizon noisy motor

Post by Hugo » 14 Nov 2019 06:20

Be aware that the little Premotec AC motor used by Nottingham Analogue is no longer produced, so if it needs replacing, get one now!

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Re: Nottingham Horizon noisy motor

Post by kepstein » 01 Dec 2019 20:31

I removed the pulley wheel from the motor (gently), then I added one drop of Zoom Spout oil to the top to the motor shaft. The noise is gone!
Alec124c41 wrote:
14 Nov 2019 04:29
Both motor bearings should be oiled. Use sewing machine oil for the motor.
The platter bearing should have fresh oil, too.
Ideally, the bearings should be cleaned first, but the motor might present too much of a challenge for this.
There is a user's manual in the VE library. It might have a suggestion.
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/not ... izon.shtml

Cheers,
Alec

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Re: Nottingham Horizon noisy motor

Post by Alec124c41 » 03 Dec 2019 19:13

kepstein wrote:
01 Dec 2019 20:31
I removed the pulley wheel from the motor (gently), then I added one drop of Zoom Spout oil to the top to the motor shaft. The noise is gone!
Alec124c41 wrote:
14 Nov 2019 04:29
Both motor bearings should be oiled. Use sewing machine oil for the motor.
The platter bearing should have fresh oil, too.
Ideally, the bearings should be cleaned first, but the motor might present too much of a challenge for this.
There is a user's manual in the VE library. It might have a suggestion.
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/not ... izon.shtml

Cheers,
Alec
I usually just put a drop of oil on a small screwdriver, and slip that under the pulley to touch the motor shaft.
Anyway, whatever works. Glad that everything is running smoothly.

Cheers,
Alec

AsOriginallyRecorded
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Re: Nottingham Horizon noisy motor

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 03 Dec 2019 19:29

Can't beat that for a low cost repair! A side effect of what I refer to the "push button mentality" we all fall prone to, such as with CD playback. TTs have a basic mechanical basis and requirements....easy to overlook the need for a drop of oil occasionally. Always nice to hear such happy ending story that does not cost the owner. Love it...

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