Telefunken 504 Help me fix it

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DBAM
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Telefunken 504 Help me fix it

Post by DBAM » 13 Nov 2018 23:34

Hi anyone able to Help me get my Telefunken 504 working?
Power seems fine but it won't start! When I turn the start switch... well it's hard to move and the table gives a little jerk but that's it.
Thank you

Spinner45
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Re: Telefunken 504 Help me fix it

Post by Spinner45 » 14 Nov 2018 06:57

Being made in around 1960, II would say it's in need of a complete overhaul by now.
I've worked on them, and trust me, they all required a full-on teardown.

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Re: Telefunken 504 Help me fix it

Post by Alec124c41 » 14 Nov 2018 15:10

Old grease thickens, and gums things up. Spinner is right.

Cheers,
Alec

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Re: Telefunken 504 Help me fix it

Post by DBAM » 14 Nov 2018 15:12

Thanks guy's... I'll give that a shot = Hope that's all it is

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Re: Telefunken 504 Help me fix it

Post by DBAM » 14 Nov 2018 23:21

OK all cleaned up and spinning... BUT!
Help... OK now I flip the switch to on, the arm goes up the record spins, BUT the are goes back down and it turns off :-(
What am I doing wrong? :-(

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Re: Telefunken 504 Help me fix it

Post by Spinner45 » 15 Nov 2018 01:25

DBAM wrote:
14 Nov 2018 23:21
OK all cleaned up and spinning... BUT!
Help... OK now I flip the switch to on, the arm goes up the record spins, BUT the are goes back down and it turns off :-(
What am I doing wrong? :-(
The record stabilizer arm needs to be on top of the record on the spindle notch, or, if one is already on the turntable, the stabilizer arm must be swung away, lifted to the side.
If the stabilizer arm is down, over an empty spindle, the unit will shut off.

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