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 Post subject: RCA VFE01W 45 rpm set down point
PostPosted: Nov Tue 14, 2017 11:25 pm 
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I am repairing this early 60s record player. Everything now works and sounds great EXCEPT when 45 rpm records are being played. Hitting the eject does everything correctly until the set-down point of the tone arm. It puts it down at the 10 inch record position. I know there is a small 'feeler' just outside the turntable near the tone arm that moves to detect what diameter record has been dropped. If I hold that down, it sets the tone arm down at the 12 inch record position, as it should. If I don't hold it down, it sets the arm down at the 10 inch position REGARDLESS of the speed setting. I have cleaned all moving parts several times, and looked for any bent parts, but can't seem to locate what is causing this problem. Can anyone lend a hand? Many thanks.


Jerry


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VFE01W 45 rpm set down point
PostPosted: Nov Wed 15, 2017 2:25 am 
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The 45 adapter? In right position and pressed down snugly?
Bill J.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VFE01W 45 rpm set down point
PostPosted: Nov Wed 15, 2017 4:38 am 
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Check to see that the 7" lever spring isn't missing or jumped out of place .Sounds
like it's a V-M changer . It's the lever next to the one with the grease well .http://www.byan-roper.org/steve/steve-a ... anger.html

See pix 29


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VFE01W 45 rpm set down point
PostPosted: Nov Wed 15, 2017 7:54 am 
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1.Your record changer in an early 1960's RCA
won't be a V-M product.

Please post a photo, or find the model # under the
record changer base.

2. Speed setting has no relation to record
size selector for tonearm set-down position.
Hotwax


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VFE01W 45 rpm set down point
PostPosted: Nov Wed 15, 2017 4:26 pm 
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The changer is Model RP-215C-1. I will post a picture a bit later. NO, it ISN'T a V-M changer.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VFE01W 45 rpm set down point
PostPosted: Nov Wed 15, 2017 5:20 pm 
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Okay, now we have the model, great !

1. On RP 198, 205, 211, and 215, there are
2 levers underneath which are record size
selector levers.

These can stick to each other, or the hinge
rod they are mounted on.
I have had to remove the hinge rod and clean
off each lever and the rod.

2. There are several springs on the record indexing
lever and pickup arm return lever.
If you have the diagram, you can check that
no springs are missing.

See my PM to you.

Hotwax


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VFE01W 45 rpm set down point
PostPosted: Nov Sat 18, 2017 6:17 pm 
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Hotwax ,Your the man . You know your phonograph's .

I want to see pictures of your collection .Are there any ??


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VFE01W 45 rpm set down point
PostPosted: Nov Sat 18, 2017 8:58 pm 
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davek65 wrote:
I want to see pictures of your collection .Are there any ??

Hi Dave,
Well, I only know my hi-fi's because it's just me steady working on
problems as they surface. And the great knowledge and some
real hi-fi friends I've gained from this forum.

Yes, I have a "collection", but I'm in the process of selling most off.
As soon as I finish some other hi-fi's, I'll post what I have.
I really enjoy bringing these gals back to playing great music.
H


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