New find please Help

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postman56
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New find please Help

Post by postman56 » 10 Feb 2019 20:48

Hi everyone, first time owning a old AR/XR and finding this platter had seized with the old bearing oil.
Cleaned out the bearing shaft but now I can't get the table plater bearing to go all the way down.
Usually on a Thorens it usually settles Dow after a while.
Any suggestions, I was using some 3-1 small motor bearing oil, could that be the reason.
Any Help would be appreciated
Ken
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Spinner45
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Re: New find please Help

Post by Spinner45 » 10 Feb 2019 21:05

Only a small amount of oil is to be used in the bearing well.
Enough to cover the bottom bearing, and some smeared lightly on the platter shaft.
It may take time to settle.

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Re: New find please Help

Post by lenjack » 11 Feb 2019 03:30

Try the AR sub forum.

derspankster
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Re: New find please Help

Post by derspankster » 11 Feb 2019 15:54

Is there another AR sub forum? Thought this was it.

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Re: New find please Help

Post by lenjack » 11 Feb 2019 16:08

You're right. My error. Sorry. #-o :?

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Re: New find please Help

Post by derspankster » 11 Feb 2019 20:57

lenjack wrote:
11 Feb 2019 16:08
You're right. My error. Sorry. #-o :?
No problem! Thought I'd missed something. Well, at my age, I believe I am missing some things!

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Re: New find please Help

Post by Bandit127 » 11 Feb 2019 21:13

If it does't settle down by tomorrow morning (yes, that long) take some oil out. Maybe take some oil out anyway since the excess will end up on the baseboard. I usually overfill mine, but not as much as yours. (A Linn and a Thorens TD150).

Some sort of tube on a syringe or swab it out with cotton buds will take it out.

I like the thought of a full well though because I think it makes oil available to maintain lubrication on the walls and shaft of the bearing.

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