How to Remove a Turntable Platter

by Helen Appling | Updated: September 6, 2022

How to Remove a Turntable Platter

How to remove turntable platter

If you've tried to remove a turntable platter, but failed, there are some things you can do. In this article, we'll discuss Center Spindle, Rubber Mats, and Platter Lifting. Once you've followed these steps, you should be able to remove the platter from your turntable with ease. Just remember to keep the Center Spindle and Rubber Mats clean when removing the platter.

How to remove the turntable platter

There are a few different steps involved in removing the platter from a turntable. It is important to remember not to apply too much force while removing the platter, as this may cause damage. The platter is made of plastic, so using too much power could break or crack it. Additionally, too much pressure could damage the center spindle hole. To prevent damage, it is best to follow the procedure outlined below.

To remove the platter from a Technics turntable, you will need to first remove the platter from its spindle. Generally, this is done by grasping the platter at its holes and pulling it upwards. You can also use a hot soldering iron to loosen any old grease that is causing the platter to stick to the spindle. After loosening the platter, you can carefully remove it from the turntable and then proceed to remove the platter from its mount and collar.

To remove the platter from the turntable, make sure to disconnect the power cord before attempting this process. This will help prevent the possibility of electric shock. Once you have removed the power cord, you can use a flat head screwdriver to gently pry off the C-shaped clip. Once you have removed the C-shaped clip, you can place the turntable platter on a flat surface. After removing the platter, you should clean the motor by using rubbing alcohol and a lint-free rag. You should also check the belt to ensure it is in a straight position.

Center Spindle

If you've ever wondered how to remove the center spindle from your turntable platter, you are not alone. Even if your turntable has a dust cover, dust, and dirt can accumulate on the center spindle, which can cause the platter to spin at a slower speed. A good way to avoid this problem is to lubricate the motor shaft with 20 weight synthetic oil. Also, if the platter is made of plastic, you may need to be especially careful when removing the center spindle.

A broken or loose center spindle can make it difficult to put the platter back onto the turntable. Before attempting to replace the center spindle, make sure to use a soldering iron to remove any excess grease. This will soften any old grease and allow you to remove the platter. You should also make sure to clean the entire record player before you attempt any repairs.

Once you've removed the center spindle, you can use a flat head screwdriver or a mallet to remove the platter from your Technics turntable. If you're having trouble removing the platter, you can whack it with the head of the screwdriver. Any of these methods will help you remove the platter without damaging it.

Rubber Mats

Rubber mats to remove turntable platter are a handy accessory for the record collector. Not only can they make your set-up looks more elegant, they can also help you reduce mechanical noises from your turntable motor, allowing crisp, clear sound to emerge. Choosing the right mat for your system is important and there are many options available in the market.

The Deco Gear Universal 12" Rubber Silicone Turntable Platter Mat is a great option for many reasons. Its high-quality design includes non-slip groves and label recesses, which help keep your records flat during playback. It is also easy to clean.

Felt mats are a more affordable option, but there are some concerns with them. Felt mats are often made of very soft materials and may not be suitable for sensitive turntables. However, they are still a better option than no-slip mats. They also allow you to hold your records while the platter spins. Another benefit of felt mats is that they help improve the sound quality.

Platter Lifting

If you are experiencing problems with your turntable platter, there are three basic steps to take. First, you need to lift the Dust Cover and Rubber Mat. After this, you need to lift the Platter, line the center spindle of the platter up with the square opening in the platter's edge, and then spin the platter to put it over the Motor Pulley. Once the Platter is in place, you can then connect the cord to the mains, and the turntable will be ready for use.

If you have a well-maintained 1200 turntable, lifting the platter is fairly straightforward. To do this, lift the platter with your index fingers. Next, remove the rubber mat and insert your fingers into the access holes. Once you have pried off the rubber mat, you'll be able to pull the platter from the spindle.

Access Holes

To remove a turntable platter, you first need to locate and open the Access Holes. This is a simple process for a properly maintained turntable. To begin, you must remove the rubber mat to access the two holes. Once you have uncovered these holes, insert your index fingers into the holes to lift the platter from the spindle.

Next, locate the turntable motor. The motor is usually a small metal shaft that spins the platter. It will have a belt attached to it that rotates the platter when you turn it. Access holes are located on the platter and the belt runs through them. The belt needs to be smooth throughout and free of bunches and twists. Next, align the Access Holes with the spindle of the motor.

To remove the platter, you should also remove the platter belt. Be careful when doing so as the belt can be stretched and torn. If you have a ribbon belt, align the Access Holes with the ribbon belt access holes. Otherwise, stretch the belt over a peg.

Belt Drive

If your turntable platter has become loose and is causing the record to skip, you can remove the platter by hand. You can find an opening in the outer rim of the platter near the motor pulley, which can be easily identified by looking in the center. Pull the old belt out of the pulley, and attach the new one around the motor pulley. Make sure that the belt is taut and does not twist.

If you notice that the platter is no longer rotating properly, it is likely due to a loose belt. You can try repositioning the belt to keep the platter spinning. You can also use rubbing alcohol or denatured or isopropyl alcohol to clean the bearings. After cleaning, you can lubricate the motor shaft with a 20-weight synthetic oil.

Depending on the type of turntable you have, you may need to remove some of its parts. First, remove the plastic platter cover. Then, unscrew the C-shaped clip and take the platter out of its position.

Small Screwdriver

It is possible to remove the turntable platter by using a small screwdriver. First, remove the plastic cover from the platter. Then, unscrew the C-shaped clip that holds the platter to the turntable's spindle. Be careful not to damage the platter by exerting too much force, since the plastic is quite fragile. Also, be sure not to damage the center spindle hole by applying too much pressure.

Alternatively, you can use a small screwdriver and a mallet to knock out the center spindle. Either way, the platter will come out without any damage, if you use the right method. However, if your turntable is stuck, it will be difficult to remove.

If you are unable to remove the platter from the spindle, the easiest method is to remove the screw from the platter's C-shaped clip. Once the C-shaped clip is removed, place the turntable on a flat surface. Next, you can clean the motor. Use a lint-free rag and rubbing alcohol to wipe the exposed parts. Once you're done, inspect the belt for proper alignment.

How do you put a platter back on a record player?

You can put the turntable platter back on your record player by following a few simple steps. First of all, you need to unplug the record player from the power source. This will prevent electrocution and protect the motor. You should also take note of the position of the record's grooves. Place the needle over the outermost grooves. The outermost grooves of the record are those that precede the recording.

Then, make sure to align the cartridge and stylus properly. Proper alignment will not only produce better sound but will also reduce the wear on the record. A lot of turntables come with an alignment gauge or protractor. The protractor is a piece of cardboard or paper (sometimes plastic) and has tiny circular targets for the needle and grid lines for the cartridge to align itself with the grooves. Once you have the correct alignment, you should be able to put the turntable platter back on the player.

In some cases, the platter may not have access points. If so, you may need to manually spin the platter to hook it to the motor. If this is the case, you should manually spin the platter twice to ensure that the belt is properly adjusted. If it's not, you can try unplugging the record player and spinning it manually. This will help you determine whether or not the belt is too tight or loose. If the belt is too loose, you'll have to loosen it a little more.