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Old 16th April 2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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I have a Rega Planar 3 turntable,which has operated fine for the last 20 years.Now after i have played 4 lps it starts to waver and slows off pitch.Iwould like to renew the Resister and capacitor on the power board.The resister is 11k but I dont know the wattage.The capacitor is .22uf but must know which one to get.
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Old 16th April 2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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After 20 years... I would clean all the bearings and replace the lubricants before replacing electronic parts (and show us a pix of these you are mentioning). E
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Old 16th April 2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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The capacitor can cause a slowing of speed on the rega.
Other possible causes are a worn main bearing/lack of lubricant in the bearing, a binding sub platter or a worn drive belt. The alternative reasons I gave for a slowing platter are ones you can easily check. If these seem ok I would change the capacitor.
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Old 16th April 2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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Hi Solderon, another possibility is the motor pulley is coming loose on the spindle. This is common in Rega's of a certain age. Superglue is called for!

Alternatively get the motor upgrade with the fixed motor, the improvement is significant.
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Old 17th April 2012, 04:23 AM   #5
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Try using a new belt. Get a spare and store it with some corn starch in a ziplock bag. If you have never changed the belt, this is most likely the culprit. If you've changed the belt recently (last 2 years or so), check the pulley attachment to the motor spindle, and motor itself. Check the speed while playing a LP.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 07:56 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for their input.Replaced the ball bearing and put 4 drops of oil in the chamber,had already replaced drive belt and to day it worked like a charm.
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