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Old 19th Apr 2021, 8:23 pm   #1
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Default Spring clip for Garrard turntable wanted

l've got a record player with a Garrard deck, and the spring clip is missing from the centre of the turntable

Obviously without this spring clip the spindle is not secure, when you take a record off the spindle comes off too.

Can anybody help with this part? l have no idea where to even start looking for one.
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Old 19th Apr 2021, 9:55 pm   #2
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Default Re: Spring clip for Garrard turntable wanted

Think the spring clip is to stop the plater coming off, don't think it does hold spindle. You could bend a paper clip around into the grove
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Old 20th Apr 2021, 2:27 am   #3
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On that model turntable it does also hold the spindle in.
Silly design.
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Old 20th Apr 2021, 8:09 am   #4
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Default Re: Spring clip for Garrard turntable wanted

Can you not use a standard circlip, C clip, E clip or R clip?

I expect they'll be available on eBay.
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Old 20th Apr 2021, 9:05 am   #5
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I'm pretty sure the correct clip does spring load the spindle.
I think I have a spare one but I am away for the next couple of days. I will let you know when I am back.

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Old 20th Apr 2021, 10:03 am   #6
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Default Re: Spring clip for Garrard turntable wanted

Unfortunately, the original spring clip is prone to breaking when removed and is a unique and peculiar shape. When I restored a Dynatron 'GR8' some years ago I was lucky enough to get one off donor turntable through the kindness of a forum member. I couldn't find anything else which would both retain the turntable and spindle, but that's not to say that others haven't found a solution.

I've attached a picture of the said clip.

Good luck in your quest.
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Old 20th Apr 2021, 10:45 am   #7
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To help you in your searches, you need to describe it as a "Turntable Circlip for a Garrard "Autoslim" Autochanger".
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Old 20th Apr 2021, 6:03 pm   #8
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Thank you for the replies.

Let me know Bill, if you have one!

Thank you.
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Old 21st Apr 2021, 4:29 pm   #9
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Hi Lightning.

I have found one of these at the bottom of my toolbox. PM me with your address and I will pop it in the post for you.

Kind regards Tony aka Radio Tirana.
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Old 21st Apr 2021, 9:15 pm   #10
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Thank you, that's great!

l have sent you a PM
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