How to Install the Belt on a Technics FG Servo SL-BD22 Turntable

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How to Install the Belt on a Technics FG Servo SL-BD22 Turntable
The Technics SL-BD22 is a favourite amongst turntable enthusiasts. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

The Technics model SL-BD22 is very popular amongst turntable enthusiasts. It is a belt-driven, semiautomatic turntable. Installing a Technics FG Servo SL-BD22 turntable belt is a simple task. It requires no tools and only a basic knowledge of turntable maintenance. A good, strong belt is a crucial factor in maintaining a turntable's sound and can play a vital part in extending the life of a turntable.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    Installing the Belt

  1. 1

    Unplug turntable from electric source. Disconnect the turntable from the receiver and any other components. Secure tonearm. Unscrew the hinges of the dust cover and remove the cover.

    How to Install the Belt on a Technics FG Servo SL-BD22 Turntable
    It is important to secure tonearm to prevent stylus damage. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Remove slipmat. Lift platter straight up. Use fingertips to gently lift over the centre spindle and set platter aside.

    How to Install the Belt on a Technics FG Servo SL-BD22 Turntable
    Use fingertips to remove slipmat and platter. (Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Loop belt around the pulley cylinder in the motor. Test the replacement belt by turning the platter clockwise two or three rotations. Belt will fit snugly and turn with little resistance.

    How to Install the Belt on a Technics FG Servo SL-BD22 Turntable
    Loop belt around pulley cylinder. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)
  4. 4

    Replace platter with spindle in the centre. Platter will snap back into place with little pressure. Replace platter mat and unlock tonearm. Reconnect power cords and connections.

    How to Install the Belt on a Technics FG Servo SL-BD22 Turntable
    Replace platter making sure spindle is centred. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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