How to Change a JVC LA-10 Turntable Belt

Belt replacement for a JVC LA-10 turntable requires only a screwdriver.

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The JVC LA-10 turntable is a belt-driven phonograph. This model is characterised by a straight tonearm and an auto-return function. Also, the platter on the JVC LA-10 does not come off as most turntable platters do. It is attached to the spindle with a Philips head screw.

Routine belt maintenance ensures optimal turntable performance, but sometimes belts wear out or lose their elasticity.

  • The JVC LA-10 turntable is a belt-driven phonograph.
  • It is attached to the spindle with a Philips head screw.
It is important to have the correct replacement belt.

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Ensure you have the correct replacement belt ready. Check the model number. Replacement belts are available in different sizes.

Remove dustcover at hinges.

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Remove dust cover from turntable. Unscrew hings and lift.

Secure the tonearm.

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Secure tonearm to prevent stylus damage.

Remove slipmat.

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Remove slipmat from platter.

Separate the spindle from the platter by loosening with a Philips head screwdriver.

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Turn the turntable on its side and remove screws that hold the top to its base. Remove platter by unscrewing the bottom plate from the turntable. The spindle bearing is held in place with a Philips head screw. Loosen it and the platter will separate easily from the spindle.

  • Remove dust cover from turntable.
  • Remove platter by unscrewing the bottom plate from the turntable.
Test the replacement belt by turning the platter clockwise.

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Loop replacement band around the pulley cylinder in the motor. Replace platter and bottom plate. Tighten spindle screw. Test the new belt by turning the platter clockwise two or three rotations. Belt should fit snugly and turn with little resistance.

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