Pioneer PL-550 counterweight ?

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Re: Pioneer PL-550 counterweight ?

Post by woodmakesitgood » 21 Aug 2017 18:47

Copperhead wrote:
woodmakesitgood wrote:
The rubber bung is fine, no need to remove it...but the bolt is pretty bent.
The bolt needs to be replaced, but it's tough to get it out of there.
Yes, but as the bolt sits in the bung, removing that would get the bolt out too.

The plastic (or rubber) will have expanded due to it being compressed by the tightening of the bolt. Seeing as the bolt is bent, the bung is in its expanded state and is semi stuck in the stub.

Push the bolt as far back into the stub as you can and gently remove the bung.

To be clear. In assembly, the rubber bung with screw inserted is loosely screwed
in the arm then the stub is slipped over it then tightened up. You need to reverse the process. This means you can pull the bung out from the visible side, it will not go through the other way.
To be clear, you are correct.
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Re: Pioneer PL-550 counterweight ?

Post by Copperhead » 21 Aug 2017 19:36

Finally victorious, well done. I'm worn out! Nice turntable, now you will be able to enjoy it.

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Re: Pioneer PL-550 counterweight ?

Post by mwamsley » 02 Mar 2019 00:37

wondering if this is the same for the Pioneer PL-117D sub/aux counter weight I am looking for and the same as the Technics SL version available on ebay for much less than those Pioneer versions offered. If anyone has one they'd care to sell I would be most grateful.