Turntable motor question help needed please !
Need help in resolving a problem. I own two turntables, a Marantz TT 15is (made by Clearaudio) and a Clearaudio Emotion.
Both have the same Clearaudio motor that sits in a hole cavity, not touching the turntable.
Lately, I have been getting this intermittent rumble sound from the motor on the Emotion. It is very audible.
While the motor is still running, if I apply a small pressure with a fingernail on top at the very centre of the spindle wheel, the noise-rumble diseapears momentarily, only to come back after a few minutes, sometimes a few seconds. Is there any lubrification needed to remove whatever causes this friction or is this non-advisable for fear of damaging the motor?
My shelf is totally level for your information.
Thanks if you can help!