I broke something on the underside of an Elac

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62vauxhall
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I broke something on the underside of an Elac

Post by 62vauxhall » 19 Sep 2018 06:41

A bit of maintenance to a Miracord 10 turned ugly.

The platter bearing was in need of attention so I want about removing it. I have done this twice before to different Elac's and it was more or less straight forward. But in this case, a small-ish diameter threaded shaft. bonded to a part called "support plate" got broken, It occurred while attempting to loosen a small locking nut so I could spin off a big nut as per first photo. Basically, I twisted it in half.

Having had some time to digest this occurrence, I think the small nut was over torqued during assembly at the factory and the threaded portion got stretched/fatigued. It should not have "given way" as easy as it did and the small nut should have come off more easily. Someone to whom I showed it to commented it looked like cheap pot metal, not steel which was exactly what I thought when it happened.

I am not optimistic about repairing. But I will look at drilling the shaft out of the "support plate" and replacing with a bolt of sufficient length, correct diameter and thread pitch.

If anyone reading this has an Elac carcass or a stash of parts and can provide a "support plate" I'd like to hear from you. From what I've read so far, this part is the same in all Elac's from the 10 onward so the model of table it comes from is irrelevant.

The second photo is of the needed part.
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Re: I broke something on the underside of an Elac

Post by MtnBeachBum » 23 Sep 2018 11:15

If these are indeed the same then I have one from an Elac Miracord 45 that I parted out. I can send you a pic of what I have later if you'd like.

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Re: I broke something on the underside of an Elac

Post by MtnBeachBum » 23 Sep 2018 22:30

Here’s the picture.
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Re: I broke something on the underside of an Elac

Post by 62vauxhall » 24 Sep 2018 15:45

MtnBeachBum wrote:Here’s the picture.
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Re: I broke something on the underside of an Elac

Post by 62vauxhall » 25 Sep 2018 04:39

For MtnBeachBum's scrutiny:
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