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I have a pacconi classic record player that has been in

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I have a thomas pacconi classic record player that has been in storage for several years. Now the 33.3 speed does not work. There is very fast and very slow speed.
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: I just took it out of storage today and tried to play 33.3 record.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Really nothing. I did try flipping the speed switch back and forth thinking it was from lack of use. But still only have 45 and 78 speeds. No 33.3 speed for my records
JA: The electronics expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: I guess not. I tried to contact this company and it seems it is no longer in business.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 1 year ago.
Hi welcome to just answer
I would like to know more about the problem.
Have you checked the belt or the transport mechanism?
When you press play do you hear any motor noise?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Player works, but only the 45 and 78 speeds work. It has a switch with 45, 33.3, and 78 positions. 45 speed works And 78 speed works but the setting in the middle for 33.3 does not.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All else seems ok. Just no 33.3 speed.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the update. Do you happen to know whether it is belt or gear driven?

This points to a bad belt or gears. You see this on lower speeds.

Also what is the exact model of the system.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did some research and someone was having the same problem and he thought it was belt driven. Its mod # *****
Its probably at least 15 yrs old and has been in storage since my husband died 7 years ago. It was a gift for him and was used very little. But was working when i put it in storage.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 1 year ago.
Great info.
Please check the belt for elasticity. Turntable belts changes over time whether they are used or stored.