SL-220 technic turntable

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Khutchings
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SL-220 technic turntable

Post by Khutchings » 15 Jun 2019 16:41

Turntable has not been used for about ten years-it does not rotate and arm does not move with the cue switch-can to be moved manually

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Re: SL-220 technic turntable

Post by P4t1n3tt3 » 15 Jun 2019 18:15

Welcome to the forum.

Have you checked the belt?
The service manual is here: https://www.vinylengine.com/library/tec ... -220.shtml

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Re: SL-220 technic turntable

Post by analogaudio » 16 Jun 2019 00:33

They were fine turntables, and with a little careful attention can still perform well.

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Re: SL-220 technic turntable

Post by musicmn » 16 Jun 2019 00:52

Hi Khutchings, I just serviced two SL 220,s and one sl 230 for a customer in the last couple of weeks. I really like these turntables once they are serviced and set up correctly they really sound nice. Very quite motor and just about any cartridge will work on the tonearm. You should really think about giving this turntable a good servicing. Technics used both a black graphite grease and lithium grease in the mechanism. The graphite grease gets thick and contaminated from age and the lithium grease dries up and turns hard. There are a set of metal levers used in the mechanism that are usually frozen or semi frozen from the lithium grease. And Technics use the graphite grease on the spindle and by now it so contaminated from dust, dirt, grim, ect that it can put a lot of strain on that little DC motor they used to turn the platter. There are also pitch controls for the 33.3 and 45 platter speed that need to cleaned with deoxit contact spray and then set. Again this is something that I recommend because I serviced so many of these turntables and I know whats inside. I hope something here helps.
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Levers removed to be cleaned these were completely frozen from old grease.
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Spindle disassemble so it can be cleaned. Notice all the old grease. Sorry for the dark picture.
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Set of metal levers that are usually frozen from old grease.
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