help - advice - needed urgently please re turntable woe

J

jml3p

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Hi

Hope all are well

I have just purchased a second hand Michell Focus t/t

Xmas present for me. Bought from eBay from a "dealer" that said it had been through his workshop. Switched it on and noticed a mechanicall vibration,you can actually feels this when you place a finger on the knob, the platter is touching the plinth.

So i took the plinth off and the spinde & bearing are wobbling sideways and up and down - is this normal?

Any pointers / suggestions most welcome, have not been able to contacted the seller yet

Kind regards

jonny

 

Bolosun

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Does it require oil where the spindle locates? My Michell Gyro does.

 

awkwardbydesign

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Was it sent assembled? That is, with the bearing in it's housing and the platter on? That could have caused damage if it was thrown about.

 

Audio Al

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I would contact the seller first ,

if you don't and start stripping it down that will void any warranty you may have had

 
J

jml3p

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Thanks for the input chaps

It was packed for transit fully assembled etc, my wife collected it etc

Have moved it into another room with a different amp, it still has this vibration but not as much?? can feel it through the on/off knob

Nothing looks wrong etc - untrained eyes though

Building up to speaking to the seller

Thanks

jonny

 

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