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May I lubricate center shaft, gear of Pioneer PL-15D

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by liemjerry, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. liemjerry

    liemjerry Active Member

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    Hi friends

    I am cleaning my Pioneer PL-15D, and after I put off the platter, I see section like center shaft, gear that when turntable operates, it move together, like this picture :
    upload_2018-12-2_22-49-17.png

    may I lubricate that section that indicate with 2 arrows above? or keep it dry/can't lubricate that?

    Please suggest

    Thank you
     

     

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  2. Beobloke

    Beobloke Super Member

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    That's the main bearing so, yes, it should be lubricated.
     
  3. liemjerry

    liemjerry Active Member

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    ok, I will lubricate those section, thank you
    is it will affect to stability, quietness of platter when it is spinning?
     
  4. TomInTacoma

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    If you don't lubricate it, it it will become more and more stiff and eventually the belt will start slipping.
     
  5. charles 1973

    charles 1973 Super Member

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    I put some sewing machine oil there on my Rondo 2000, which is similar to the PL15. It didn't stop the grinding feeling though. I guess there is a bottom bearing that should be cleaned and repacked, or replaced.
     
  6. TomInTacoma

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    To do it properly, you'll need to remove the spindle assembly, disassemble it, clean it out completely and then lubricate using the correct lubricant. This isn't something you can squirt oil on and call it "Done".
     
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  7. Schoute

    Schoute New Member

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    It's always good to lubricate your shaft :jump:
     
  8. Electone

    Electone Well-Known Member

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    There will be a retaining nut on top of, or underneath the plinth. There may also be a retaining screw that keeps the spindle from being pulled out of the bearing. Some have a ball bearing as well. Clean the spindle and bearing with alcohol and the re-apply a good quality oil to both.
     
  9. liemjerry

    liemjerry Active Member

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    thank you for suggestion I'll try step by step cleaning
     

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