Wharfedale linton turntable

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Aton2
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Wharfedale linton turntable

Post by Aton2 » 23 Jun 2019 18:16

Hello,

Everything works ok, music flies without a problem.
but after finishing the last recording, the arm returns to the stand, but the vinyl does not stop.

any idea ?

Thank you
Best regards
arthur

paul401
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Re: Wharfedale linton turntable

Post by paul401 » 25 Jun 2019 08:15

Hello,
Welcome to VE. Your deck is a rebadged BSR turntable model MP60. Most problems with these old decks are caused by dried and hardened grease, it stops the mechanism from moving freely. The answer is to open up and get underneath to clean away the old grease.
That said if the arm is lowering onto it’s rest and the small retaining clip is locking into place at the end of the return cycle it might just be an issue with the switch.
Lots of older threads re cleaning old grease, see/search under BSR or Garrard grease. There are manuals in the ve library (link at top of page) scroll down to BSR, many models are similar to yours such as P128 and HT70, so these may also provide info.

Paul

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Re: Wharfedale linton turntable

Post by Aton2 » 25 Jun 2019 15:08

Thank U
I try.

paul401
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Re: Wharfedale linton turntable

Post by paul401 » 27 Jun 2019 09:42

Hi,

The platter can be removed by carefully removing the silver trim from the centre area, with care it’s very soft / thin metal and the the circlip or ‘c’ clip from the main shaft, again with care as they can fly off and get lost, the platter will then lift off.
For the underside of the deck, tighten the ‘transit screws’, to hold the deck tight against the plinth, you can now stand the unit on it’s side, the lid will give support, and remove the base.
As your unit is basically working ok, I don,t think a full strip down will be required, and a bit daunting if new to turntables. Cleaning with cotton buds, some paper towel and a little wd40 should be sufficient. Make sure the unit is unplugged from the power supply. By gently operating the stop/start lever you should be able to observe the linkages to the power switch and give that area particular attention.
There are helpful videos on YouTube re cleaning old BSR decks and as mentioned they are all very similar in operation and parts. The C159 model has a service manual in the library, it ‘s an auto change version, but the stop / start mechanism is probably very much the same so it may be useful.
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/bsr/c159.shtml
Hope this might be of some help.
Paul

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