Question about Technics Audio Players & Recorders
The unit has not been used for some time. Replaced the drive belt and when I started to play a record, the table would scrape somewhere. It worked fine the last time I used it, many years ago.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most common problem is the belt getting soft, especially if it has sat for a long time. It will get a weak spot where it sat on the drive pulley and every time the turntable goes around and hits that weak spot it will slow down a little making it sound like a warped album.
The belts are usually very easy to replace. Usually just lift off the turntable or there might be a small clip on the center pin, then it lifts off. Replacement belts can be ordered from several places, as shown in this search... http://www.google.com/search?&q=SL-B200+Technics+turntable+belt
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
An Adobe PDF format service manual for the Technics SL-23 turntable can be downloaded from
for about $16.
Posted on May 21, 2008
You need a belt.. Lift up the record support..(platter) Underneath you will see a metal post.. Belt goes around that and the bottom of the plate.(there is a rim) . If the belt is there, motor might be bad..
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
I have also had this problem with the same model turntable. I opened mine up and the problem seems to have been that the grease on the arm lift and cueing lever was gumming up the linkage between the two. (I suspect that my turntable hadn't been used in some time.) I managed to free up the parts by manually working the the arm lift (pressing it down) several times. I'm not sure that I needed to open up the chasis for this fix but it did help me to see what was going on. Good luck with yours.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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