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yuckyellow

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Re: New guy with a Continental
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2018, 07:05:14 PM »
Photo of the record player as requested...

19and41

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Re: New guy with a Continental
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2018, 10:23:33 PM »
I thought it would help to identify the changer in your unit.  I have only had experience with the Micromatic changers.  I'm sure someone has been through one like yours.
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electra225

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Re: New guy with a Continental
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2018, 12:14:00 PM »
I'm not familiar with that one, either. 
I'm great at multi-tasking.  I can listen, ignore, and forget all at the same time.

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Re: New guy with a Continental
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2018, 03:50:23 PM »
My Berkshire has a similar changer, and mine was acting up as well.  The finger that senses the record size on my was sticky acting.  I cleaned and lightly lubed the mechanical part that the finger attaches to and everything was fine.  If memory serves the changer was in the downloads.  I printed off the service info so I had something to go by.

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Re: New guy with a Continental
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2018, 04:33:23 PM »
I have identified the changer as an RC 456 from the studying the service manuals in the download section. There are no actual markings on the changer itself to indicate model number.

The record sensing finger works OK. It goes up and down easily, and record diameter seems to be properly sensed.

My problem is that the tone arm is still in the way when the record drops. At the end of a record the tone arm lifts and sweeps out towards the tone arm rest. The tone arm should be above the rest when the next record drops. In my case, the tone arm is still slightly under the edge of the record when it drops. There are no directions in the service manual on how to adjust this motion.

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Re: New guy with a Continental
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2018, 04:51:37 PM »
Just a quick update. I took the changer completely apart. Cleaned off all dried grease. Lightly lubricated with white lithium grease, and reassembled. The changer now works perfectly.

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Re: New guy with a Continental
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2018, 09:26:05 PM »
There is nothing better than to have success with a project.  ;)

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Re: New guy with a Continental
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2018, 10:25:50 PM »
I'm glad you did that of your own accord.  That was the best course of action to take.  It sometimes seems lame to recommend the full takedown, but most folks with changer problems gets big benefit from doing so. 
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Re: New guy with a Continental
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2018, 10:36:14 PM »
You're a better man than I am, that's for sure.  I would not have taken a Collaro all apart for any reason.  Glad you got it sorted.
I'm great at multi-tasking.  I can listen, ignore, and forget all at the same time.