SL23 Motor Question

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Fxpmusic
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SL23 Motor Question

Post by Fxpmusic » 25 Jun 2019 01:27

I recently got a Technics SL23 for $10. Took it home and the motor wasn’t spinning. After some TLC, lots of DeOxit and a new belt, the thing is up and running and I have been using it daily for the last two weeks. However, a couple of times, if I turn the motor off, it doesn’t not come back up. I have to either turn the motor switch several times or spray some cleaner. Yesterday, I held the platter with my hand while cleaning (old Dj habit) and the motor stopped moving. Once I am able to get it moving, I have to readjust the speed.

Would this be a switch or motor issue?

PS: I have not lubed the motor and not sure how to do so.

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Re: SL23 Motor Question

Post by Alec124c41 » 25 Jun 2019 02:01

A drop of sewing machine oil on a small screwdriver, touched to the motor shaft under the pulley, will run down into the bearing.
Did you oil the platter bearing?
Did you Deoxit the switches, as well as the pots?


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Alec

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Re: SL23 Motor Question

Post by Van_Isle » 25 Jun 2019 15:39

I've had to take the 33-Off-45 switch completely apart to clean in order to get those running consistently.

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Re: SL23 Motor Question

Post by Fxpmusic » 27 Jun 2019 03:48

Alec124c41 wrote:
25 Jun 2019 02:01
A drop of sewing machine oil on a small screwdriver, touched to the motor shaft under the pulley, will run down into the bearing.
Did you oil the platter bearing?
Did you Deoxit the switches, as well as the pots?


Cheers,
Alec
I did DeOxit the switches. Will do the oil on the motor.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to remove the spindle as the side screw that locks it stripped right away and I haven’t been able to get it out.

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Re: SL23 Motor Question

Post by Fxpmusic » 27 Jun 2019 03:51

Van_Isle wrote:
25 Jun 2019 15:39
I've had to take the 33-Off-45 switch completely apart to clean in order to get those running consistently.

I’ll give that a try. I have removed the knob cap, taken the switch out and spray through the holes. I’ll try taking the whole switch apart.

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Re: SL23 Motor Question

Post by Van_Isle » 27 Jun 2019 04:41

Fxpmusic wrote:
27 Jun 2019 03:48

I did DeOxit the switches. Will do the oil on the motor.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to remove the spindle as the side screw that locks it stripped right away and I haven’t been able to get it out.
I've had to use a small pair of needle-nose vice grips to grab the screw head to get it to move. Try to break the seal of any locktite on the head 1st.

Bet the screw is Japanese standard and your screwdriver is standard Phillips. They are different.

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Re: SL23 Motor Question

Post by Fxpmusic » 27 Jun 2019 04:46

Van_Isle wrote:
27 Jun 2019 04:41
Fxpmusic wrote:
27 Jun 2019 03:48

I did DeOxit the switches. Will do the oil on the motor.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to remove the spindle as the side screw that locks it stripped right away and I haven’t been able to get it out.
I've had to use a small pair of needle-nose vice grips to grab the screw head to get it to move. Try to break the seal of any locktite on the head 1st.

Bet the screw is Japanese standard and your screwdriver is standard Phillips. They are different.
Ahhh I’ll check the Japanese standard. I do have a special talent for stripping screws (healthier than screwing strippers). I did break all the seal.

This forum is awesome. I’m new to it and so far, you all jump out to help. Thanks!

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