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 Post subject: Magnavox Micromatic issues. Help/advice please!
PostPosted: Nov Sun 12, 2017 12:00 am 
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I have a Magnavox record console someone gave to me recently. I had to replace the power cord wire but when I play records it spins incredibly slow and shuts off. I know nothing about these things and I’m trying to get it up and running. I’ve watched YouTube videos but still no idea what to do. Can anyone offer a step in the right direction?


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic issues. Help/advice please!
PostPosted: Nov Sun 12, 2017 1:49 am 
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Most old record players have similar issues, the most common being old rubber parts that are no longer
soft and pliable, and old grease that has hardened, both of which will impede normal operation.
If there is a model number on the record player, please post it or at least a photo of the player.
That way we can narrow down which diagram to locate to help you a little further.
I am not an expert on record players but there are many members here who are that
can help you get your Micromatic working again.


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic issues. Help/advice please!
PostPosted: Nov Mon 13, 2017 5:38 am 
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most record changers are old enough that they need all the old gummy lubricants cleaned out of the mechanism, and the rubber motor mounts usually need replacing. the rubber idler wheels may need to be rebuilt also. parts can be obtained from the voice of music website. the motor should have the old oil removed from the bearings also, this requires disassembly of the motor to soak the old gummy oil out of the bearings in something like lacquer thinner. normal maintenance for these old things. the amplifier is probably due for servicing also, the capacitors go bad from age. many times the phono cartridge is going bad from age also.


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic issues. Help/advice please!
PostPosted: Nov Wed 15, 2017 4:16 pm 
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sorry it's taken me a while to get back. Here is a pic of the console


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic issues. Help/advice please!
PostPosted: Nov Wed 15, 2017 4:18 pm 
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Here is the actual console.


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic issues. Help/advice please!
PostPosted: Nov Wed 15, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Please post a photo of the record changer inside
the cabinet.
Hotwax


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic issues. Help/advice please!
PostPosted: Dec Sat 30, 2017 9:33 pm 
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here is a picture of the record player


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Micromatic issues. Help/advice please!
PostPosted: Jan Mon 01, 2018 7:30 pm 
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There's a service manual available here:
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/magnavox/micromatic.shtml
You will need to create an account to download the manual.
The manual will have a complete diagram of all the parts There's a clip that holds
the platter on, once removed you can get to the parts that need service. If you get stuck,
ask questions here and someone will have an answer. The main thing you
will need to do is clean the old grease out of the mechanism and possibly
replace the rubber idler wheel. Gary at Voice of Music has a lot of replacement parts:
https://www.thevoiceofmusic.com/catalog/phono_wheels_turrets.asp


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