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Old 06-28-2012, 09:10 AM
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Pioneer PL-6A

Just picked this up at a garage sale this morning for $3.00 I know very little about turntables but I saw it was a Pioneer and bought it on the name alone. Plugged it in and it doesn't work. Would it be worth restoring or not worth the hassle? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:24 AM
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This is an early Pioneer idler turn table.

There is no service manual available in the VinylEngine library.
http://audio-database.com/PIONEER-EX...r/pl-6a-e.html

May not be suitable for restoration by some one who is not familiar with turn table of this type.
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I'll venture a guess that the multi-layer capacitor is dead and needs to be replaced.
I have a very similar PL-7E idler drive and its capacitor only held enough charge to get the table running for about 30 seconds then it would drain, and the motor would slowly lose power and die. So I replaced its multi-layer cap with separate but equal value caps, and its one of the nicest TT's that I have. The motor now works fine.

original multi-layer cap:


replacement:
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Also, check the idler spring to make sure its connected, and for its condition. And, check the condition of the idler wheel.
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