Pink Triangle Pt1 Belt Replacement

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mole0937
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Pink Triangle Pt1 Belt Replacement

Post by mole0937 » 28 Apr 2019 14:39

HI
Can some help me with replacing a belt on my PT1.
Thanks

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Re: Pink Triangle Pt1 Belt Replacement

Post by Cloudbase » 28 Apr 2019 18:57

Hi

I bought a belt for a PT last year from here on ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/microphonics

Cost £6.99 and seems perfectly good. If you want to pay more Origin Live belts are well regarded apparently but I have no personal experience of them.

... Alan

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Re: Pink Triangle Pt1 Belt Replacement

Post by mole0937 » 29 Apr 2019 23:06

Hi Alan
I was asking how to refit the belt to the pt1,Im seem to have worded the question wrongly, if you could advise me the easiest way to put a new belt on I would be grateful.
Thanks
Martin

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Re: Pink Triangle Pt1 Belt Replacement

Post by Cloudbase » 30 Apr 2019 18:41

Oh right, well the trick is to put the belt round the sub platter with a thin piece of string or a length of cotton thread through it. Then as you lower the platter down pull on the thread so it is able to clear the motor capstan. Once on just pull the thread clear and voila, the belt is now in place.
Obviously check by running the motor and if it has fell off just repeat.
I have had mine correctly in place but thought it wasn't and unnecessarily lifted the platter up again a time or two.

One thing though, be very careful not to drop the top bearing section (the bit in the platter centre) when either lifting or lowering the platter. It is easy to damage the fragile bearing "ruby" disc.

Worth checking the bearing internals have some grease inside it as well. Sorry if im teaching you to suck eggs.

Cheers ... Alan

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Re: Pink Triangle Pt1 Belt Replacement

Post by rosea » 02 May 2019 12:39

When I got my PT1 it came with some pink string to put the belt on.

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