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Old 1st January 2005, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default 33 speed problem on a Technics SL-QL1

I have an old Technics SL-QL1 direct drive turntable. The 33 speed is a bit slow. The pitch light moves counter-clockwise at a steady pace... about 2 - 3 bars a second. In 45 speed, it is rock solid.

Is this something that I can repair myself without a frequency counter?

I have done some searching around the net, and found that the powersupply caps may be bad. I have checked and none of them or bulging or leaking.

Please let me know if you can help.

Thank you for your time,
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Old 20th January 2005, 01:02 AM   #2
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I have tried replacing the power supply caps. No go.

Any other ideas???
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Old 21st January 2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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Do you have a service manual? This might help, not sure. I just got one off of ebay yesterday for my Technics SL-220.

check out this link:
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Old 21st January 2005, 05:48 PM   #4
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Many Technics turntables have speed presets inside.
Don't know about this one though.

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