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Beogram 5500 - possible broken belt, how to fix?

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baddo
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baddo posted on Mon, Apr 23 2018 11:13 PM

Hello,

 

I was playing a record when suddenly the arm would no longer move left.  The arm will return to the off position, but will not move left.  I hear the motor moving when trying to move it left, but it does not move.

I suspect the belt is broken, which I'm hoping will be an easy fix.  I can't seem to find any instructions on how to replace it, or even how to remove the platter or open the record player.  Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Answered (Verified) Dillen replied on Tue, Apr 24 2018 9:00 PM
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If you don't care if it works or not  - go and buy the cheap chinese toy belts off Ebay. If you are lucky they won't cause permanent damage to motor bearings etc.
If you want the real thing - go here: https://beoparts.com/2016/10/09/beogram-tangential-tracking-servomotor-belt/
(Platter belt also available - use the contact form).

Sorry, but I have just seen to many worn down sinter-bronze bearings in those poor motors and heard to many complaints about
audible motor rumble from square and round tracking belts...

Martin

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Try looking here https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/27999.aspx

Typically the little tap is broken on the tonearm sledge. You can check by removing the platter and manually move the tonearm into the centre.

 

/steffen

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baddo replied on Tue, Apr 24 2018 8:14 PM

Thanks.  I removed the platter and found the tiny belt is broken.

It looks like a thin black rubber band - I'm assuming this will cover it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/B-O-BEOGRAM-5500-TURNTABLE-BELT-SET-PLATTER-AND-ARM-MOTOR-2-BELTS/301676639513

Can't find the arm belt alone.  Hopefully I will be able to replace it easily.

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Answered (Verified) Dillen replied on Tue, Apr 24 2018 9:00 PM
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If you don't care if it works or not  - go and buy the cheap chinese toy belts off Ebay. If you are lucky they won't cause permanent damage to motor bearings etc.
If you want the real thing - go here: https://beoparts.com/2016/10/09/beogram-tangential-tracking-servomotor-belt/
(Platter belt also available - use the contact form).

Sorry, but I have just seen to many worn down sinter-bronze bearings in those poor motors and heard to many complaints about
audible motor rumble from square and round tracking belts...

Martin

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baddo replied on Tue, Apr 24 2018 10:03 PM

Thanks a lot Martin, I will take your recommendation and purchase from there.

Many thanks.

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Hi,

 

I have a Beogram 5500, and I just encountered the same problem, all of a sudden the arm wouldn't advance. I opened it up and the same little black band is broken. Did you manage to fix yours? Any tips? Thanks,

Alex

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Contact Dillen, he is the Headchef of belts and other parts.

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baddo replied on Thu, Oct 25 2018 8:52 PM

Alex,

I bought the belt from Dillen that he recommended.  I was able to put it on myself pretty easily, and it worked like a charm.

Best,

Mike

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Ottawan replied on Thu, Oct 25 2018 10:14 PM

Ok great, I just contacted them and put in an order, sounds like something I can figure out how to put in. Thanks Mike.

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Same! Thanks a lot, I'm back up and running.

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