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 Post subject: RCA VICTOR SES-4JE
PostPosted: Feb Sun 21, 2021 7:45 pm 
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Heyy new here, I was told you guys here could help me with this SES-4JE record changer. The tone arm keeps moving crazy up, over, down, up, over ,down. It goes in its range of motion but over and over and doesn't actually go on the record. I also would appreciate it if I could get or be directed to where I could find the schematics. I plan on putting new grease on the mechanics of the tone arm and I need to take it apart for that.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VICTOR SES-4JE
PostPosted: Feb Sun 21, 2021 8:03 pm 
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Welcome to the Phono Forum.

All of the erratic record changer behavior will
be due to old grease and some worn out or
hardened rubber parts.

This would include idler wheel and motor mounts,
and possibly control linkage grommets.

The record changer and motor will need a thorough cleaning,
not just lubrication.

Here's the basic description and circuit source
info at radiomuseum.

Beitman's circuit schematic is free online.

One or more of us will have the other
service files for the record changer.

Hotwax

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rca_ses_4 ... 84_rs.html


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VICTOR SES-4JE
PostPosted: Feb Sun 21, 2021 8:55 pm 
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Hotwax wrote:
Welcome to the Phono Forum.

All of the erratic record changer behavior will
be due to old grease and some worn out or
hardened rubber parts.

This would include idler wheel and motor mounts,
and possibly control linkage grommets.

The record changer and motor will need a thorough cleaning,
not just lubrication.

Here's the basic description and circuit source
info at radiomuseum.

Beitman's circuit schematic is free online.

One or more of us will have the other
service files for the record changer.

Hotwax

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rca_ses_4 ... 84_rs.html


Ok thanks I'll go through it all. I was wondering is there anything I should specifically use for cleaning or stuff I shouldn't use. My tech guy gave me a brief run through so I know a few things but wanted to make sure.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VICTOR SES-4JE
PostPosted: Feb Sun 21, 2021 9:16 pm 
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Service information for the 4-speed changer attached below.
Sams Photofact (pretty pictures) service manual Set-475 Folder-7

âśµ Watch: servicing a double pole motor...
viewtopic.php?p=3320076#p3320076
Chris sadly passed away recently - - - check-out his other Videos if you are interested in the world of servicing changers. His YouTube channel is a goldmine of information.

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All hardened grease will have to removed and replaced, and all rubber components need to be assessed.
Lubrication→ viewtopic.php?p=3270998#p3270998
Rubber, natural or synthetic deteriorates with the passage of time

A digital camera makes a great aide-mémoire.
:) Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VICTOR SES-4JE
PostPosted: Feb Sun 21, 2021 9:20 pm 
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As others have mentioned, the unit should be overhauled due to it's age, but the cause of repeated cycling is most likely a gummy trip link on the main cycling gear.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VICTOR SES-4JE
PostPosted: Feb Sun 21, 2021 9:37 pm 
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Service information for the Amplifier was published in Sams Photofact Set-501 Folder-13
It can often be found on eBay.
image: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dKkAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg

or... you can download the pages for free here.
→ https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rca_ses_4 ... 84_rs.html
â–˛ The bottom four-pages are Sams.


Downloading from radiomuseum.org (non members).
Click a schematic page from the right-hand scrolling window, then again in the main center window.
A download link page will be emailed to you immediately.
You can only download three pages a day + up to a maximum of ten every 30 days.

If you experience any downloading difficulties... see this→ viewtopic.php?p=2571007#p2570117


As mentioned... a plain vanilla schematic (the top one at radiomuseum.org) can be found in
Beitman's Most-Often-Needed, Volume 1960
available to download here...
https://worldradiohistory.com/Beitman-Manual.htm

Look for RCA chassis RS-184
:) Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VICTOR SES-4JE
PostPosted: Feb Sun 28, 2021 11:11 pm 
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I need a cart for it now does anyone know where I can get one? I check the sound of music they didn't have the one I need.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VICTOR SES-4JE
PostPosted: Feb Sun 28, 2021 11:12 pm 
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Hotwax wrote:
Welcome to the Phono Forum.

All of the erratic record changer behavior will
be due to old grease and some worn out or
hardened rubber parts.

This would include idler wheel and motor mounts,
and possibly control linkage grommets.

The record changer and motor will need a thorough cleaning,
not just lubrication.

Here's the basic description and circuit source
info at radiomuseum.

Beitman's circuit schematic is free online.

One or more of us will have the other
service files for the record changer.

Hotwax

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rca_ses_4 ... 84_rs.html


Is there any other websites?


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 Post subject: Re: RCA VICTOR SES-4JE
PostPosted: Feb Sun 28, 2021 11:39 pm 
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Brady576 wrote:
Is there any other websites?

What are you looking for ?

There have been numerous links posted in your thread by ARF members.

Hotwax


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