KD-3070 Cracked detection arm

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Clinton2
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KD-3070 Cracked detection arm

Post by Clinton2 » 17 Dec 2017 01:26

Hi group. I'm new to vinylengine after a search for turntable Help. I decided to dig out my old Sanyo tuner and Kenwood KD-3070 turntable. While giving the turntable a once over, I noticed some cracks in the detection arm. They look like pressed counterweights. Has anyone seen this before? I was thinking of putting a drop of superglue on them. Any opinions? They both have cracks but one is hard to see in my pictures.
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Re: KD-3070 Cracked detection arm

Post by musicmn » 17 Dec 2017 02:33

Hi, I've definitely seen this on a lot of turntables. Especially where the manufacturers had pressed metal into plastic. You could put a drop or two of super glue on them. This might keep the weights in there place, but if these cracks are not causing any issues with the movement of the mechanism then I wouldn't worry about it. Just clean and lubricate the mechanism as best you can. A clean and lubricated mechanism should but less stress on any parts. I hope this helps.

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Re: KD-3070 Cracked detection arm

Post by Spinner45 » 17 Dec 2017 04:54

That's the trouble with that "recycled milk bottle plastic", seen it on many products over the years.
It's a product of "cheapening", of course.

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Re: KD-3070 Cracked detection arm

Post by Clinton2 » 24 Dec 2017 15:15

A few drops of crazy glue and some heat shrink and it's good to go. Thanks.
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