Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

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slobrain
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Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by slobrain » 12 Jul 2019 19:00

I wanted to check with folks out there on VE to see if you have issues on the rubber boots rotting and falling apart that covers the suspension springs mounted on the feet of the PL200 thru 400 series turntables? Seems Pioneer picked a rubber that rots after 30+ years. When these rubber boots rot the alignment of the upper chassis goes misaligned from the lower chassis as the springs do not have a way to hold the alignment after the rubber boot falls apart.
I do repair and refurbish on some old tables and have a system that replaces the rubber rotted boots.
I was considering selling a cheap kit on eBay to replace the rotted rubber boots but wanted to ask first if any of you have encountered this issue and if so do you want to have a fix available?
The method I use works and gets the alignment back in place. I'll add pictures of my method. 2 pictures are the original boot and 2 pictures are my fix for the alignment and suspension problem.

Let me know your thoughts as I'm always looking to build replacement parts to keep these old but well built turntables working.

Cheers
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Re: Pioneer PL-200-250-300-400 turntable Feet suspension problem and fix

Post by KentT » 12 Jul 2019 22:47

This is a welcome idea, because Pioneer rubber feet of that era are all rotted out. And having replacements available will bring new life to these old classics.

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