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Old 2nd May 2011, 3:51 pm   #10
Alulles
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Default Re: Collaro Conquest - a pictorial guide to servicing this deck.

Michael. I've retrieved my Conquest from storage and started the restoration. But I have one problem. I've removed the central circlip that holds on the platter, but the platter itself would not come free, so I removed the platter by removing the three screws that hold it onto the top part of the bearing. But I just cannot get that part of the bearing free. This prevents the sub chassis from being removed as the top part of the bearing will not go throught the central hole in the chassis.

Can you remember if you had this problem? Or is it just nature's weld holding the two part of the bearing together. I've flooded it with lubricant in the hope that it will free itself.

Photo is of the bearing showing the part that need to be removed.

If you can help I'd be grateful

(edit) Found out the reason. A tiny section of the inner bronze bushing had broken off. It had gouged the ball-race and resulting debri had 'stuck' the two parts of the bearing together. Think I can save it.
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