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 Heat it up and it will work!
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:56:01 PM on 23 June 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

When I work on turntables I heat them up so the soap in the old grease melts and things work again , I have found it the best way to fix and then re grease turntables.. I do it with other things too. Yesterday I had an appointment and I needed to wear a watch ,well I've not worn one in 5 years and my watch is like everything else I own and so it's from the 1950s , well the watch was not ticking ! Out comes the hair dryer and I heated up the back of my watch and away she goes ticking again! It's the old oil and grease in all these old things and it dries out in time ..... ....pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:29:50 PM on 24 June 2019.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
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I just tried this on the Garrard turntable I'm working on. It works a treat.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:54:13 PM on 24 June 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Oh yep, the dried grease is the main killer on turntables., Just heat them up again and put some fresh stuff in ...pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:38:41 PM on 24 June 2019.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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Based on experience supported, by CASA: I will endevour to remove every skerrick of grease before re-lubing. As I have noted before frequently, and CASA has put out bulletins on. Different manufacturers use different chemicals to get spec. and the soap base can be different: E.g. Lithium, Calcium (food greases) Silicone & Bentone........ Mixing brands & types, can cause the soap to go solid & I have seen that happen and CASA has as well: Hence the bulletins. If the soap goes solid there is no lubrication.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:52:54 PM on 24 June 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Marcc, yep I agree, heat it up get it out and put fresh grease in ... That's mostly all they need


 
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