Garrard 301 is Screaming....Please Help

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Garrard 301 is Screaming....Please Help

Post by Gar Head » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:43 am

Hi I'm new to this board and a lover of Garrard 301 / 401's. Currently I'm using a Type 3 cream / Grease 301. I've had it a while and it's been running well for over a year - Today I noticed under the music a high pitched screaming sound...Alarmed I turned the volume down and sure enough something is making a screaming noise eminating from the underside of the TT. It seems to be an intermitent problem with the screaming stopping and starting at will. The unit itself has recently had a spindle housing strip down and a Kokomo bearing upgrade the sound is almost electrical in nature but could be from a moving part - I have removed the platter and had a listen but the sound is certainly coming from the underside as opposed to an idler wheel problem. Could anyone advise??? I
I hope someone out there can shed some light on this - I just want the screaming to stop..

Matthew

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Post by Gar Head » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:41 am

I've been investigating further this morning. With the platter removed and the rubber idler wheel held away from the speed / brake disk / motor pulley the sound still persists - If I place a finger on top of the motor pulley the pitch changes, if I apply (very minimal pressure) the sound stops....Only to return
I cant see anything that is obviously slipping or indeed rubbing at any visible point...To describe the sound perhaps slightly better it is not too dissimilar to the sound of a cars fan belt slipping a sort of high pitched scream

:? :? :cry:

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Post by shane » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:57 am

Sounds to me like the motor needs servicing. Darren and Greg are the experts on this.

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Post by pre65 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:00 am

My initial comment would be a drop of oil on the motor bearings !
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Post by shane » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:15 am

Article on lubricating a 301 motor here: http://www.vinylengine.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4206

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Post by Gar Head » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:30 am

Thank you all for your replies, can anyone suggest someone able to perform this service close to Devon where I live?
Really appreciating all the help

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Post by david C » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:43 am

best person to talk to is Darren, send him a PM
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Post by pre65 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:30 am

OR see his web site

http://www.slatedeck.com/

He IS the Garrard man.
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Post by Greg » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:41 pm

I've been talking to Matthew on this and hopefully we'll be able to sort it out in a couple of weeks.

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Post by Darren » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:03 pm

That makes two of us?

I'm confused, I understood a package was on it's way here? :?:

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Post by Gar Head » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:46 pm

Thank you all for your assistance and kind offers of help. I hope to report back soon that the problem has been remedied.

Matthew

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