turntable adjustment for gamma 602fc

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  1. taurussable

    taurussable Professional

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    Hello gamma users and support:

    from the manual:
    Adjusting the Turntable Bushings
    There are two adjustment points on the machine base.
    One is located beneath the polystyrene base cover while
    the other is accessed from below the machine.


    I don't see "the other" adjustment point on the machine base. I only see the one pictured in the manual.

    no matter how I adjust the bushing using the hex wrench. It can't get to the level of smoothness I expect. always quite some friction. the more you tighten the bolt the more friction it has.

    I am not sure it is just a problem of my machine.

    Thanks.
    Jim.
     
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  2. rich s

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    try loosening the bolt.... the more you loosen the bolt, the less friction it has... stop loosening when you get to the point where you are satisfied with the feel of it when you turn the turntable...
     
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  3. taurussable

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    no matter how far i loosen it, it is still not as smooth as I expect it should be. the turntable brakes immediately after I stop pushing it. I wish it can be as smooth as a wheel on a bicycle.
     
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  4. rich s

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    smooth or free? they are not the same....

    if you want it to spin as freely as a wheel on a bicycle your turntable needs to pivot on a bearing like my 6004 does.

    I had a 602fc.... the turntable will not spin freely like a bicycle wheel....
     
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  5. lionel_101

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    The adjustment screw for the turntable bushing is used to add "drag" on the turntable. There is no reason for it to be spinning around like a top.

    There is nothing wrong with it and you do want it to stop when you stop pushing/pulling the turntable into position. So, don't worry about it.

    Also, many new users think it is a brake and will lock the turntable into place. It is not a brake and will not hold the turntable in position, no matter how tight you tighten the set screw.
     
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  6. taurussable

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  7. COPEY

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    Hehe that machine is in a completely different league, my man. Kinda like comparing a Hyundai to a Ferrari. ;-)
     
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  8. Fr3nch

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    No one is answering your question so I'll ask it again. The manual says there are two bushing adjustment screws, only one is visible. Where is the other one.

    My table is too lose and the second screw needs adjusting, but I can't find it.
     
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  9. Lakers4Life

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    the other is accessed from below the machine. Have you looked under the base?
     
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  10. taurussable

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    Interesting friend. my table seems too tight to my taste no matter how I adjust it.

    i can't seem to find the other bushing either. already turned the table upside down.
     
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    According to the manual, which shows the older turntable base, the bushings look like they are pressed in. I would try to clean the post and the grease the inside of the bushings. That may help a little. The X-6FC shows the same procedure with the newer turntable.
     
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  12. Irvin

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    Call Gamma or send Gamma Tech an email there is more than one model of the 602fc
     
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  13. Gamma Tech

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    The Turntable on the 602FC has a pin that fits into a bushing located in the machine base. The Turntable pin slides into the bushing and the set screw is adjusted to hold it in place. The turntable bushing is adjusted at the factory for optimum performance. After time and use, the turntable bushing may need adjusted. An adjustment is indicated when noticeable turntable looseness or wobble occurs while stringing.

    To adjust the fit between the turntable pin and the bushings, tighten the set screw at the top of the bushing using a 3mm hex wrench. Tighten until the turntable rotates smoothly without excessive free play.

    As Irvin mentioned, in certain instances there may be more than one model as machines evolve over time. In this instance that's what happened….…thanks for the post pointing out that the manual you have still referenced the two set screws. There is only one. I already updated the new manuals with that change.
     
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  14. taurussable

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    Thanks.


    my 602fc is bought from amazon new on June 8, 2012. I'll post a pic some time. manual indicates two adjust points but i only saw on from side of the turntable. maybe the manual just as said need be updated. I wonder if the old 602 or whatsoever indeed had two adjust points?
     
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  15. Lakers4Life

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    The last revision of the manual was April 2000.
     
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