My first posting so please zone out if this subject has been posted a thousand times before.
Over the holiday I finally found the time to attempt to fix the sluggish platter start-up on my Ebay purchased AR XB. First, the unit is in VERY good physical condition. Although it is not fully tested it appears to have been well cared for. However, upon starting the platter, I have to give it a little nudge to get it spinning. From what I gather this is a common problem with the Haydon single motor turntables. So, I did the obvious; I purchased a used motor on Ebay. I installed it today and, guess what? No nudge needed. Then, in and effort to quiet the motor bearing I put one drop of oil on the shaft and now the thing has no torque at all!!! Yes, I have a new belt and yes I did the talcing routine. What the heck is going on???? Now the motor is quiet, but it runs worse than the one I replaced!! Did I ruin the motor with the lube?
Will changing the capacitors improve the start-up?
I own an XA since 1969 and the thing starts up every time. I like the originality (albeit inferior by today's standards) of all my audio equipment and would like to use an original motor if I can get it to work.
I will thoroughly test the unit once I get the motor problem solved.