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Old 30th March 2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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i bought my td 160 in 1985 and i have not used it until then. now i got the urge to mod it but the motor seems dead. it cannot turn the subplatter. well it works if i spin the platter for a while, better still if i spin it faster than 33 rpm. where can i find a good and cheap replacement motor?
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Old 30th March 2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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After a nine year lay up, I think it's possible that the oil in the motor bearings and possibly the main bearing has turned into sticky goo.
Before tracking down a replacement motor it might be worth checking this and re-lubricating if necessary.
The thorens uses a fairly uncomplicated ac synchronous motor (speed of rotation is set by mains frequency) which doesn't fail that often. The fact that it will turn with a bit of assistance would suggest to me that the windings might still be ok.

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Old 31st March 2004, 03:45 AM   #3
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it's possible that the oil in the motor bearings and possibly the main bearing has turned into sticky goo.
Certainly the 1st thing to check... also how is the belt?


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