Beogram 5000 plays slloowww

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      Good afternoon, all. First time poster. Came across a Beosystem 5000 that included the amp, turntable, cassette deck, CD player, and the monster-sized system remote. Really interested in getting the Beogram 5k working properly. It had a belt that was clearly worn out so I ordered a new one. It came today and got it replaced. It seems to operate smoothly and all functions seem OK but is clearly playing too slowly.

      Any easy checks to perform?

      P.S. Sure was fun threading the belt over the spindle!

      • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by kentuckyduck.
      GOLD Member

        There are a couple of trimpots underneath the deck that are adjustable with a small flat screwdriver – one for 33rpm and one for 45rpm.

        Let it run for 5-10 minutes to warm up then, using a strobe disc, adjust these until the speed is correct on both speeds.

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by AdamS.
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          • Mexico city

          Where did you buy your belt, most belts  bought on the bay are worthless

          BRONZE Member

            Thanks, Adam. Speed has been adjusted and is playing great.

            FOUNDER Member

              Watch the motor current draw!
              As Soren suggests; If the belt is wrong (too tight), the motor will see a too heavy sideways load, and its bearings will go bad in no time = goodbye motor. I’ve seen it so many times with cheap junk belts from Portugal and Germany sold in large numbers on Ebay etc.
              Speeds being low after replacing the belt could suggest this kind of situation.


              BRONZE Member

                Thanks for the tip. What’s a reliable place to buy quality belts?

                GOLD Member
                  • SF Bay Area

                  Only one place for quality and reliable replacements:

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