SME 20/2 Faulty Silicon Oil Plunger

The Silicon Oil plunger that came with my SME 20/2 was faulty and exploded all over the tonearm and surrounding area (the plunger wasn't airtight and it de-pressurized all over the place suddenly when being applied). The cartidge and platter are fine, and I soaked up as much as possible, but there are places I can't reach in the nooks (as well as some seeping under the platter bearing).

Any suggestions on what to do? Any suggestions on what the best course of action is in this situation?

Is silicon oil corrosive or harmful to any of the surface area?

Thanks a lot.

Showing 1 response by jfrech

For the tonearm cueing? or One of the Pillar supports?


I'd call or your dealer if you bought it new. I am guessing it's a easy replacement. The tonearm cueing looks super easy on mine. One hex bolt and should slip in. If it's a suspension tower, just a few more bolts and all the rubber bands. This is only a guess by looking at mine.

Maybe someone else will know how to remove the silicon oil. I'm wondering if Caig contact cleaner sprayed into the nooks will help remove/loosen up the mess.

Good luck, let us know what happens...