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Old 25th August 2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default Motor to drive platter in DIY Record Cleaning Machine

Looking for recommendations for an AC or DC high torque/low RPM motor for my RCM. It will mount under the platter and drive the inside lip of the platter via a rubber idler wheel.

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It must be fairly small and have an easy way to mount it to the 1/4" thick top plate that is made of hardboard.

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Try a microwave oven turntable motor.
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Old 30th August 2014, 01:39 AM   #5
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A gearmotor from a surplus dealer, if you need more torque.
Or, a cordless drill... plenty of those at thrift stores. Power Wheels car motor, maybe.
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Old 6th September 2014, 03:53 PM   #7
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Here's what I ended up getting:

Wholesale Product Snapshot Product name is New Arrival 12V 100RPM High Powerful Torque Gear Box DC Gear Motor Micro parking lock TS-37B555

Now I'll need to figure out the power supply but that should be to difficult.
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If you wanted your machine to operate both forward and backwards, (indescrimately) you could steal the design from "Strathearn Audio" record decks of the 1970's.
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