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babadockia
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Automatic out of order

Post by babadockia » 14 Sep 2019 14:21

On a Dual 1218, with a new pimple, a bit of grease on the cam the tonearm doesn't move. Any ideas?

Alec124c41
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Re: Automatic out of order

Post by Alec124c41 » 15 Sep 2019 15:55

Wipe off the grease.

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Re: Automatic out of order

Post by babadockia » 15 Sep 2019 17:29

Alec124c41 wrote:
15 Sep 2019 15:55
Wipe off the grease.

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I wiped off the old one

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Re: Automatic out of order

Post by musicmn » 16 Sep 2019 01:11

Have you done any service work on the mechanism and motor ? After 40 years the grease Dual used in the mechanism gets dried up and turns hard and needs to be cleaned out. This means disassembling the mechanism then cleaning the old grease from all the moving parts with alcohol and rags. Then using fresh grease on the parts as the mechanism is assembled. Then you can install the new steuerpimple and you should have a functioning turntable. As far as the motor the bearings in the motor need to be cleaned and lubricated with fresh sewing machine oil because by now they are dry as a bone. There are all kinds of service tip and guilds available in this forum just click on the post titled "Dual Service" and follow the links.

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