: GE changer  ( 1672 )

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GE changer
« : February 10, 2019, 12:01:45 PM »
When I was doing a bit of cleaning and lubing on the GE Wildcat's record changer, I noticed that the turntable thrust bearings, the ball bearings under the turntable, were not greased.  They were clean of any lube.  I thought about greasing them lightly, as most other record changers have greased ball bearings, but then I figured that this must have been a GE choice so I didn't.

I lightly oiled the spindle bearing area and the idler wheel axle and cleaned up the arm horizontal bearing by squirting with WD40 to dissolve whatever old crud was giving it resistance.  It works fine but I wonder about those ball bearings.

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Re: GE changer
« #1 : February 10, 2019, 02:53:17 PM »
I don't see what a little Phonolube on that bearing would hurt.
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