Steve Huntley@Great Northern Sound Company should be able to help.
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Info from an original Wadia brochure/manual:-
"Wadia engineers chose a transport mechanism which firmly clamps the disc, from above, onto a massive full-size platter. etc etc."
"One year warranty for the transport mechanism structure and associated electronics and Five years for all other parts of the product", but as you say that was in 1994/95 when it was released.
CD Pickup - 3 beam, objective lens drive.
Pickup Drive method - Worm gear driven servo.
Disc diameter - 120mm/80mm
Play time - Approx. 60 min./ 20 min.
Weight - 16lbs
Dimensions - 5.75" High, 13.75" Wide, 13" Deep.
Found the Wadia 22 solidly built, never failed and is able to read poor quality CD's no problem. Works well with Wadia 12 to 27 DAC's.
Think the Wadia 22 was around RRP $2.5K in 1995, so not cheap in today's dollars. You should not be disappointed in a well cared unit, but recommend GNSC to "service it" if unsure.
Pioneer also used the same transport mechanism in their high end reference range at the time. Hope this helps.