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HiFiFun

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Help With Collaro RC-456 changer
« on: August 24, 2016, 03:37:49 PM »
Hello all,
So, I have pulled the platter off this 1956 Collaro RC456.
Both the idler and the drive wheel are stuck in position against
the motor speed pulley. Both will need replacement (hard as rocks).

None of the controls affect anything.
I have read about peanut butter looking grease, and this changer
definitely has that going on underneath.

Questions:
1. How do I remove the idler wheel ?  It appears it must be from
underneath.

2. Once degreased, can the changer cycle be checked manually, or
does the motor need to be turning ?

3. Has anyone recently rebuilt one of these ?  I've never done a Collaro,
only VM and RCA's. Looking for most efficient approaches to
getting this changer working.

Thanks !
HiFiFun

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Re: Help With Collaro RC-456 changer
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 04:30:52 PM »
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HiFiFun

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Re: Help With Collaro RC-456 changer
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 12:58:47 PM »
Already had downloaded the Sams.

Anyone have answers to questions in my post ?

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Re: Help With Collaro RC-456 changer
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 10:00:41 AM »
You may be able to cycle it by turning the idler on the right.
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Re: Help With Collaro RC-456 changer
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 05:08:53 PM »
Cycle it by turning the main gear on the bottom (the big one.)
The idler on the left comes off via the screw on the top, idler on the right has two screws on it that need to be loosened