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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 1:35 pm   #1
dorabella
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Default Bush Record Player SRP31D

Hi all,

I keep this in garage. Now after the winter I find that everything works but there is no sound. The red "on" light is working. I've checked the wiring and this seems to be OK. Any advice will be appreciated.

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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 2:54 pm   #2
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The cartridge connectors may have oxidised whilst out there in the garage. Spray these with a contact cleaner and/or carefully slide them off from their connecting pins and reconnect them using tweezers. Whilst the connectors are off, gently touch them with your finger and you should get a healthy buzz in the amplifier with the volume turned up. If you do, then the amplifier will be OK and the cartridge may now be suspect.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 10:58 pm   #3
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Thanks Edward, I'll try that. Cheers
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Old 24th Mar 2020, 10:08 pm   #4
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If you keep in the garage. Next time store in a large good quality plastic bag. In that way your player will be fairly well protected from the damp & cold conditions of a garage. Crystal cartridges are particularly susceptible to damp conditions.
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Old 24th Mar 2020, 11:07 pm   #5
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If there is no slight background hum and no buzz when the cartridge connectors are touched it may be that the rectifier has failed. The small square rectifiers on these Bush record players often do. Sometimes the H.T voltage is very low and surprisingly the amplifier continues to work but if it fails completely there will be no sound at all. There is a bulb on the front of the amp chassis labelled as a fuse, check that is is tight in it's holder and that the bulb is OK. To be honest I can't remember if the lamp is just used as a HT fuse or as a fuse for the whole amplifier.
Make sure the record player is unplugged before dismantling though....
To gain access to the fuse bulb you have to remove the black control escutcheon, there are three screws to remove one each end and one in the middle.
Another thing to check is the plug at the left hand rear of the record deck if it corrodes in the socket or becomes dislodged it can also cause no sound.
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