snap, crackle and pop
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- Joined: 22 May 2011 17:55
- Location: NJ
I received a KD-2000 from a friend and it needs a new belt. The only problem is I have no idea how to remove the platter. It is held in place to the spindle and moves freely. But the whole platter/spindle assembly only lifts up about 1/4" and then feels like something mechanical is holding it back from lifting any further. There is a nut I can see through the platter's holes that is between the platter and the plinth. I can't loosen it since I'd need a very narrow wrench to fit in there. Is that how the platter gets removed? I can't find an owner's manual anywhere on the web for this model. Thanks for any assistance. I'm trying to set this up for one of my kids and am stuck (just like the platter!).
- vinyl engineer
- Posts: 23144
- Joined: 28 Oct 2002 03:24
- Location: North of Toronto, Canada
The platter on a belt drive should just lift off, but sometimes sticks. Lift the platter, and give the spindle a tap with the plastic handle of a screwdriver.
- long player
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- Joined: 07 Mar 2015 00:47
The platter needs to be lifted as much as it can, then place some paper wedges between it and the top plate and tap the spindle with the handle of a screwdriver or a bit of wood. They usually pop right off. If still no luck, try heating up the platter with a hairdryer and tap, it will expand the metal and might help it free.
If tapping and heating and tapping some more doesn't work, attack the retaining pin. A thin screwdriver and a pair of pliers will get it out. The pin is there to stop the spindle coming out of the bearing housing, but it will probably need to be removed anyway in order to service the bearing.
Don't worry about damaging the pin, it can easily be replaced.