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Ariston RD40-motor humm

Discussion in 'Hi Fi Systems & Separates' started by shahedz, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. shahedz

    shahedz Active Member

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    I recently bought a Ariston RD40 deck, wanted to have a play with it. the motor when spinning freely is noise free, but the moment i attach the belt or put a bit of pressure on the spindle. it makes a humming noise.

    can this be repaired? or can i replace the motors? if so where from?

    I have tried a lot of places but noone stocks ariston parts

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    They don't indeed. However, Linn (allegedly) erm', 'borrowed' ;) many of their ideas from Ariston and there is a 'cross-over' between the two. If you can get a service manual, and some online specialists do them, you might find a Linn motor will do the job.

    Apparently Loricraft (US) may be able to help or Thorens.
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  3. Abootnoo

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    Or try Origin Live. They might well want to sell you one of their motor kits but, in doing so, will probably tell you what's up with your current motor.

    Remind me, are these AC synchronous motors like the LP12? If so, you might find it's the power supply stage before the motor rather than the motor itself.
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  4. shahedz

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    cheers for your help lads , had some bearing oil delivered today and a new belt ( was shocking how strectched the old belt was) - the noise has gone! woo hoo!!

    deck sounds fantastic! really pleased and impressed! thinking of upgrading the Linn arm next!
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    Great stuff. Removing the budget Linn arm is the natural upgrade for the 40, which is capable of much better results with a decent Linn OEM from further up the line.

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