Sylvania SC22 6P Console w/ Garrard Record Player, having trouble with auto-arm

Sylvania SC22 6P Console w/ Garrard Record Player, having trouble with auto-arm

Post by Da » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 12:35:43



I'm fixing up and preparing to sell my Sylvania console record
player/AM FM tuner.  The record player and tuner all work perfectly
except for the auto arm and auto dropping features of the Garrard
turntable.  I was hoping someone would be able to give me some advice
on what I might be able to do to fix the problem.  When the record
player is switched to auto nothing happens, except the switch goes
back to manual and the turntable starts spinning.  The record on the
spindle does not fall and the arm does not move.  After some
investigating I found the peice of the spindle that does in is rather
loose and won't always pop back into position to hold up another
record.  Also, underneath the turntable, when the unit is switched to
auto it mechanically pushes a long thin peice of metal towards the
middle of the turntable.  I figured this was related to the spindle
because it does not go back into place like I believe it should it
instead stays pushed where the arm connected directly to the auto
switch pushed it.  Second, the part which turns and lifts the arm does
not move.  The parts are all well lubricated so its not a matter of
extreme friction.  What I think, although I'm not sure, should happen
is the unit which is supposed to move the arm up and away should turn
in a way that moves the gear which turns the arm and simutaneously
pushes up a small metal peg by elevating the peg out of a "divot" as
the piece turns.  Why this piece wouldn't turn and why the small thin
metal bar connected near the base of the spindle doesn't move the
record down are the questions that I have.  Any advice at all would be
much appreciated.  Thanks for your time,
BigWaldo27
 
 
 

Sylvania SC22 6P Console w/ Garrard Record Player, having trouble with auto-arm

Post by Mark Huffma » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 13:07:34


I have encountered dried grease in some turntables.  I dries like paint.
Sometimes the alloy used in a bushing is a siccative (drier) and is causes
the lube to solidify.  I suspect that some lubes were vegetable oil that
would dry like oil paints.  Anyhow, if you find such a condition don't
hammer on it.  Take a heat gun and heat it up fairly hot and it will turn to
grease again.

If you know that no one has tried to fix it and consequently damaged or lost
parts then your problem is probably thickened grease.  Putting penetrating
oil on it will not thin it out.  You may have a small lever stuck such that
the change cycle is incomplete.

Usually a disassembly is required.  Either take digital pictures or draw
with a pencil.  Label everything and put everything in a container
immediatley.

One thing that may get it done quick is to hose it down with Gumout Carb
cleaner.  It cuts the old grease very quickly, but then you have to relube
it   Hope this helps you out.  MH

Quote:
> I'm fixing up and preparing to sell my Sylvania console record
> player/AM FM tuner.  The record player and tuner all work perfectly
> except for the auto arm and auto dropping features of the Garrard
> turntable.  I was hoping someone would be able to give me some advice
> on what I might be able to do to fix the problem.  When the record
> player is switched to auto nothing happens, except the switch goes
> back to manual and the turntable starts spinning.  The record on the
> spindle does not fall and the arm does not move.  After some
> investigating I found the peice of the spindle that does in is rather
> loose and won't always pop back into position to hold up another
> record.  Also, underneath the turntable, when the unit is switched to
> auto it mechanically pushes a long thin peice of metal towards the
> middle of the turntable.  I figured this was related to the spindle
> because it does not go back into place like I believe it should it
> instead stays pushed where the arm connected directly to the auto
> switch pushed it.  Second, the part which turns and lifts the arm does
> not move.  The parts are all well lubricated so its not a matter of
> extreme friction.  What I think, although I'm not sure, should happen
> is the unit which is supposed to move the arm up and away should turn
> in a way that moves the gear which turns the arm and simutaneously
> pushes up a small metal peg by elevating the peg out of a "divot" as
> the piece turns.  Why this piece wouldn't turn and why the small thin
> metal bar connected near the base of the spindle doesn't move the
> record down are the questions that I have.  Any advice at all would be
> much appreciated.  Thanks for your time,
> BigWaldo27


 
 
 

Sylvania SC22 6P Console w/ Garrard Record Player, having trouble with auto-arm

Post by Jeffrey D Angu » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 13:31:23


Quote:

>Of course there the changer is due for a complete clean/lube, but this
>should get it to cycle.

Speaking of lubrication. I've been pretty happy using Senco Pneumatic Nail
Gun oil. (Available at Home Depot, and other tool stores.) A clear oil that
seems to be happy with changer stuff. Mostly I use that on the rotating
parts.
And either white lithium or special Bosche gear oil (For hammer drills)

Jeff

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