Sears Roebuck & Co. 101.211-1 Schematic

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Model Differences:

up arm with adapter plate.

and to manually play any stan
off after last record has been played,

Both Record Changers are similar.
Chassis 101.211-2 same as 101.211-1 except uses ungrounded Syntronic pickup cartridge in pick-

101.211-3 - Chassis same as

SEARS, ROEBUCK 85 CO;

The Models 101.211-1. and 101.211-1 are designed to automatically changeas many as ten iZ~inch. twelve
10 -inch or ten intermixed records of standard commercial dimension with a minimum of record wear
dard record up to twelve inches in diameter and to automatically shut

however, plastic parts on the 101.le-l are finished in dark brown.

101.211-1 except uses new style pickup arm with ungrounded

Syntronic pickup cartridge. I
101.211-4 - Chassis same as 101.211-8 except uses grounded Syntronic pickup cartridge.
Power Requirments
These changers have been designed to operate on 110 Volt 60 Cycle A. C. current unless other-
wise indicated. LOCATION PART
NUMBER NUMBER DESCRIPTION
1 Rsvvoo Knob - (101.211)
1 1157786 Knob _ (101.2114)
2 849655 Russell Drive Wheel Assembly
5 R5770l Record Support Assembly
4 R57702 Speed Nut
5 R57705 Turntable Assembly
2157704 Turntable Washer
R57705 Turntable Bearing
R57706 Retainer Spring - Turntable
6 R5770'7 Shipping Bolt
'7 Part of Item 14 Trip Lever
8 R57708 Adjusting Ring Spring
9 R57'709 Set Screw
10 R57710 Adjusting Screw
11 R57711 Adjusting Ring
12 R57712 Hinge Pin
15 R57715 Lift Bed Screw l
14 R57714 Hinge Body Assembly
15 Part of Item 11 Adjusting Screw
16 Part of Item 14 Catch
17 R57715 Catch Spring
18 Part of Item 14 Hinge Gem
__ 19 R57716 Cable 6C Clip Assembly '_

MODELS 101.211,

(C)John F. Rider

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RECORDS

The mechanism will operate automatically on all standard records. ln case of records not ha
the standard trip groove (a spiral roove near the center of record) when tone arm reaches
of record, turn control knob to "RE ' to bring next record to playing position.

Warped, worn, dlsheu or dirty records will cause poor reproduction. Records should be stored
aulvauyI from heat in a record album or laid flat. Clean records periodically with a soft,l lint-free

AUTOMATIC OPERATION

1) Pull straight up on record support knob (1) until record support (3) clears spindle.
2) Swing record support in either direction until pin in shaft drops into locating groove. As
many as ten 12-inch, twelve 10-inch or ten intermixed records may be loade at one time.
(3) Carefully place records on spindle and lower to offset shoulder.
4) Steady records with one hand and replace record support over spindle. Gently press
down on record support knob until records are held parallel with turntable.

F To start operation of record changer, mrn control knob (25) clockwise to "REI" and
release. Changer will operate automatically until last record has been played. Control

knob then turns to "OFF" position, pickup arm (21) returns to rest and machine auto-

` To reject a record at any time while it is playing, turn control knob to "REI" and release.

Manual Stopping: ">>
To turn off changer before last record has been played, turn control knob to "OFF , lift
pickup arm from record and replace on rest.

To remove records from turntable, lift up on record support knob and swing record

support in either direction until pin in shaft drops in locating groove. Carefully lift entire

stack of records straight up.

CAUTION: When loading or unloading changer, use care to preventbending spindle. Records
should never be left on the offset portion of the spindle as they may warp.
If changer is turned off before all records have been played, remove unpla ed
recorclii from spindle or operate "Reject" until all records have droppe to

MANUAL OPERATION

(l) To play single records or home recordings, pull straight up on record support knob until
record support clears spindle. wing record support in either direction until pin in shaft
drops into locating groove.

(2) Lower record to offset shoulder of spindle and tilt toward back of tone arm.

Carefully work record past offset shoulder.

(3) Turn control knob to "ON" and push down on trip lever (51) located near back of tone
arm. Machine will then operate independently of cycling mechanism - PROVIDED - tone
arm is moved all the way in to the spindle before it is returned to the rest after the
record is played. When'playing "inside out" records, move tone arm all the way in to
spindle before setting it down on first playing grooves of the record.

(1) To l_uriepeat a 10-inch record, remove any records remaining above offset shoulder of

2) Pull straight up on record support knob until record support clears spindle.

3) Swing record support in either direction until pin in shaft drops into locating groove.

4) Carefully lift records from spindle. Do not replace record support over spindle. Changer
will repeat the record on the turntable until control knob is turned to ' OFF .

(C)John F. Rider

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IIMoDELs roi-.211, sEARs, ROEBUCK a 6%.

I No lubrication should be necessary for the life of the changer but in cases of unusual use l

or high operating tem rature, the changer should be lubricated as follows:

Hinge bearing (91 . _

Ratchet arm (102) and set down locater plate (101).

Cam faces on lift arm (48),lift arm bearing, and lift arm cutoff rod bearings.

Between lever spring (46) and cutoff rod (42).

Heart shaped cam track on cam (51) and cam bearing (50).

Spindle, between roller plunger (80) and roller spring housing ('18) and between the roller
spring housing and the spindle body.

Turntable ball bearing ('16).

pply a small quantity of light machine oil to: I

1 Pickup arm locater assembly bearing (98) and ball bearing in pickup arm post (90).
2; Ratchet pawl bearing (28).
3 Trip rod bearings (30) and (61).
4) Control lever bearing (35).

NEEDLE SET DOWN: The set down position of the needle is adjusted by means oi the two
adjusting screws (10) & 15). lf the needle is setting down too far out on the record, loosen the
back screw (10) about l 4 turn and tighten the front screw (15) to lock the adjustment in place.
lf the needle is setting dawn too far in on the record, loosen the front screw and tighten the back

PICKUP ARM HEIGHT: The pickup arm height is adjusted by the screw (13) located on top of the
tone arm lift rod. Turn the screw out or in until the underneath side ofthe tone arm clears the
rest by 1/8' to 3/16 .

SERVICE INFORMATION

CONTROL KNOB CANNOT BE TURNED TO "ON" POSITION
Machine stalled in cycle. Turn turntable carefully by hand until the control knob is free.
TURNTABLE DOES NOT REVOLVE WHEN CONTROL KNOB IS TURNED T0"ON" POSITION:

1. Machine stalled in cycle. Turn turntable carefully by hand until it starts rotating under its
own power.
2. No current at motor:
a) Check to determine if current is reaching A. C. leads of changer.
b) Check switch to determine if it is closing.
c) Check wiring and soldered terminals in changer.
3. Motor defective:
Remove turntable to allow motor to operate without load. If current is reaching the motor
and pulley does not rotate, the motor is defective. Repair or replace. l
4. Motor idler wheel not engaging turntable rim.
If motor pulley is turning but turntable is not:
(a) Check motor idler assembly to determine if it is free to contact the motor pulley and
the turntable.
(b) Wipe off the inside rim of the turntable to remove flock or if oily, clean turntable rim
and rubber tire of idler wheel with carbon tetrachloride.
5. Turntable bearing tight:
Hold idler away from turntable or remove idler Wheel and rotate turntable by hand to see if
it is free. If binding occurs, remove turntable, clean out foreign matter and lubricate with

CHANGER DOES NOT CYCLE WHEN CONTROL KNOB IS TURNED TOHREIu POSITION:

1. Changer stalled or motor not driving turntable. See "TURNTABLE DOES NOT REVOLVE
WHEN cON'rRoL KNOB Is TURNED To "oN" POSITION".

2. Manual reject not actuati trip:
Turn control knob to "REI ' position, hold and see if leg on control lever (44) is contacting
the stud on the bottom of the ratchet casting (34) and turning the trip rod (60) sufficiently to

allow the trip rod to disengage the tri I

(C)Johr1 F. Rider

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3. Trip not actuating clutch: 101?211-3' 101.211-
When the trip rod (60) is turned, if the clutch pawl (63) does not move forward, engaging the

'pinion teeth, check for a loose pawl spring (49) or binding between the clutch pawl and the
cam. if binding occurs, clean out foreign matter and check for freedom but do not oil.

RECORD DOES NOT DROP WHEN CHANGER CYCLES:

l. Spindle pusher shaft broken:
If the pusher shaft ('74) is broken, the roller assembly ('18) will drop out of the spindle ('10).
To replace the roller assembly, loosen the spindle screw (77) and remove' the spindle. Slip
the pusher shaft return spring (85) over the pusher shaft and insert the roller assembly in
the spindle. Turn the milled flat section at the top of the pusher shaft until it faces out of
the milled o ening in the spindle. Press up on the roller until it raises about 1/8". Hook
the pusher '71) around the pusher pin (72) and press the pusher back until it touches the
spindle body. Push down and back on the pusher and slightly up on the bottom o! the roller
assembly until the pusher snaps into place.

2. Pusher in spindle not moving far enough forward to eject a record:
The pusher (71) should move up inside the spindle body. then move forward until it has
reached a point flush with, or a maximum of .010" beyond the spindle body. To assuretha
the pusher is all the way forward, the spindle roller should be raised hi h enough by the lift
arm (4B) at the top of the cam face to slightly compress the roller spring(81?. See ' TURNTABLE
STALLS DURING CYCLE" - '1. if the roller spring is compressed and the pusher does not
move far enough forward to eject a record, the spindle should be replaced. If a recordis
not pushed completely off the ledge, it may hang up on the spindle momentarily, then drop
on the pickup arm when it moves in over the turntable.

3. Lift arm screw loose:
Check screw (47) to determine if it is turned all the way in.

4. Pusher raises outside spindle body:
When the changer cycles, the pusher ('71) should first rise up inside the spindle body, then
move forward inside the center hole in the record. If the pusher rises outside the spindle
body, it will raise the record instead of pushing it off the spindle ledge. Check the pusher

I shaft ('14) to see if it is straight. If the shaft is bent, it will force the pusher forward

5. Lift arm roller broken off:
If the lift arm roller (53) is broken off, the lift arm (48) will not turn when the cam (51)

Two RECORDS DRoP_lg_r_oNcE_:

1. Hole in record too large:

Check the diameter of the hole in the record. An oversize hole will cause two records to

drop at once.

2. Spindle slide not fully down:

If the spindle slide is not all the way down, more than one record may be dropped at a time.

(a) Check the slide to be sure it is free and does not bind at any point. Clean out foreign-
matter or straighten if necessary. Do not oil. I

(b) When records are placed on the spindle, be sure the slide is all the way down. The
slide will normally raise slightly as a record is being dropped but it should return to
place immediately.

3. Record support binding on spindle or bent out of square with the shaft.

The record support must be able to slide freely by gravity down the spindle. If the support

does not follow the records down as they are being ejected, two or more records may be

I binding occurs:

(a) Check the spindle to determine if it is straight. Bend carefully with the fingers if

b) Straighten the record support (3) if it is not square with the record support shaft.

c) 'if the hole in the record support is not centered over the spindle after checking (a) and
(b), bend the support shaft post on the base plate until the hole in the record support is
centered over the spindle.

(d) When the pin in the record support shaft has just entered the slot in the record support
shaft post on the base plate, the play in the record support as it is swung from one side
to the other should be equal on both sides oi the spindle. To correct bent position, hold
the support shaft and carefully force the record support into the proper position. if the
support is loose on the shaft, remove the knob and re-stake with hammer and punch.

4. Record pusher defective: `
The record pusher ('11) may be deformed, etc. This may cause two records to drop at once.

Replace the pusher. I

(C)John F. Rider

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RECORD HITS PICKUP

Pusher in spindle not moving far enough forward to eject record. See "RECORD DOES NOT
DROP wHEN CHANGER cYcLEs". - 2.

Lift arm screw loose:

Tighten lift arm screw (47).

Pusher extending beyond outside diameter of spindle:

Cycle changer by hand until roller assembly (78) is at the top of its travel. Using new
record as a gauge pass it over spindle to see if it binds at any point. File off high points
on pusher (71) with a fine file until record will pass freely over spindle.

Pickup arm not adjusted properly:

The adjustment procedure for the needle set down point is given under "ADJUSTMENTS" lf
the hinge bearing (97) has been removed or the hinge bearing set screw (9) has been loosened,
the relationship between the hinge bearing and the pickup arm locater assembly (98) must be
reset. The procedure is as follows:

Loosen the set screw (9) sufficiently to allow the hinge bearing to slide on the pickup arm
locater assembly shaft. The set screw may be adjusted with an Allen wrench through the
hole in the adjusting ring (11) located between the two adjusting screws (10) and (15). Place
a 1/32" shim between the set down locater (101)and the ratchet arm (102). Turn the control
knob to the "OFF" position. Place the pickup arm on the rest. In this position the arm
extending from the set down locater should be engaged by the turned up leg On the control
lever (44). Take up all the play between the parts by pressing up on the bottom of the ratchet
arm and down on the top of the hinge bearing. 4Tighten the hinge body set screw (9) and
remove the shim.

_NEEDLE DOES NOT SET DOWN ON l()N RECORD IN PROPER POSITION!

Pickup arm not adjusted properly. see "RECORD HITS PICKUP ARM" ~ 4.

Hinge catch does not return to 10" record position when changer cycles.

(a) Stop the machine in mid cycle when the lift arm (48) has moved as far out as it will
go and is about to move back to its starting position. Lift the pickup arm and see if
there is a gap of at least 1/64" between the end of the leg on the catch (16) and outside
step on the adjusting ring (11). The catch should be free to allow it to be pulled forward
against the stop at the end of the leg on the adjusting ring. If/'there is not enough gap,
check the setting of the hinge body and the pickup arm locater, see "RECORD HITS
PICKUP ARM" - 4. If the setting is correct, the cam face on the lift arm (48) which
contacts the round stud On the bottom Of the ratchet arm (26) may be bent. The ratchet
arm should be forced around far enough to bring the pickup arm Out until the stop on the
bottom of the hinge casting meets the stop in the base plate; then, to assure that the
pickup arm is out as far as it will go, the lift arm should move the ratchet arm a few
degrees further around, which will slightly compress the safety spring (93) and hold the
pickup arm out firmly against the stop.

Lubricate the hinge bearing with lubriplate. Do not use heavy grease. If the bearing
between the hinge bearing and hinge body binds, the safety spring will compress instead
of bringing the hinge body around firmly against the stop.

Binding between safet spring and ratchet arm:

If the safety spring ( 3) binds against the ratchet arm and does not hold the casting on the
bottom of the pickup arm locater assembly (98) against the stop inside the ratchet arm,
irregular needle set down will result. Disassemble the pickup arm locater assembly (98) by
removing the lift arm (48), loosening the hinge bearing set screw (9) and pulling the ratchet
arm and pickup arm locater assemblies down from the bottom of the changer. Hold the
pickup arm locater shaft in one hand, turn the ratchet arm assembly to slightly compress
the safety spring, release, and see if the safety spring returns the pickup locater casting
firmly against the stop surface in the ratchet arm assembly. If binding occurs, remove the
safety spring, see if the pickup arm locater casting turns freely in the ratchet arm casting.
Remove burrs or sharp edge on end of safety spring, stretch safety' spring a little to increase
tension and replace.

Hinge catch does not disengage from the hinge cam:

When the trip lever (7) has been depressed, it is held in the position until the catch (16) is
disengaged, see "NEEDLE DOES No'r sET DOWN oN 12" RECORD IN PROPER POSITION"
- 6. When the cycle is completed, if the catch does not disengage from the hinge cam (18):
(a) Check to determine if the leg on the catch (16) is sliding down the incline on the leg on
the adjusting ring (11), see "NEEDLE DOES NOT SET DOWN oN 12" RECORD IN
PROPER POSITION' - '1. ~

The catch (16) and the hinge cam (18) are not disengaging when the catch leg is resting
on the inside step on the adjusting ring. If this occurs, file the edge of the catch Which
contacts the hinge cam until the two parts have a clearance between them of about 1/64"

when the leg on the catch is on the inside step on the adjusting ring. I

(C)John F. Rider

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(C)John F. Rider

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(C)John F. Rider

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NEEDLE DOES NOT SET DOWN ON 12" RECORD IN PROPER POSITION!

NEEDLE DOES NOT TRACK ACROSS RECORD PROPERLY:

CHANGER TRIPS BEFORE NEEDLE REACHES END OF RECORD:

CHANGER DOES NOT CYCLE WHEN RECORD HAS BEEN PLAYED:

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Diameter o! 12" record undersize:
The set down position oi the needleI for 12", records is determined by the edge of the record
striking the trip lever (7). , a 12 record has a diameter of less than the standard size o!
11 7/8 plus or minus 1/32 , it may fail to depress the trip lever far enough.

Enlarged center hole in record:
An enlarged center hole might
effect as a small record.
Pickup arm not adjusted properly:

see ' RECORD nrrs PICKUP ARM" - 4.

Binding between safety spring and ratchet arm:

See NEEDLE DOES NOT SET DOWN ON 10" RECORD IN PROPER POSITION" - 3.

Trip lever ,does not cock when 12" record drops:

Allow a 12 record to drop to the turntable and shut off the changer just after it falls,
before the pickup arm has a chance to move in over the record. The trip lever (7) should
be forced down until the step on the hinge cam (18) passes the edge of the catch (16), preventing
the hinge cam and the trip lever from returning to their original position. lf the trip lever
does not stay down in a depressed position:

(a) Check the catch (16) to see if it is free to move forward and engage the hinge cam.

) lf the stop on the hinge body (14) is defective, it might allow the pickup arm to move
too far out, thus moving the trip lever away from the spindle. This will produce the same
effect as an undersized record.

Hinge catch does not go into inside step on adjusting ring when trlp lever is depressed:
When the trip' lever (7) is tripped by a falling 12" record, the leg Aon the catch (16) should
be moved out over the incline between the inside and outside steps on the adjusting ring leg
and held in that position by the shoulder on the hinge cam (18) until the pickup arm starts
to move in over the record. When this occurs, the leg on the catch should contact the incline
and be moved out as it slides down the incline until the catch is disengaged and the trip lever
can snap back up to a horizontal position. If the leg on the catch is not moved out far enough
to enable it to slide down the inciine, file about the 1/64" chamfer on the edge of :he catch
leg which contacts the incline.
Check for binding between hinge
surfaces or lack of lubrication may prevent

fail to set the trip lever because it could produce the same

body (14) and hinge bearing (97). Burrs on the bearing
the hinge bearing from turning freely.

Ratchet arm does not disengage from the set down locater when a cycle is completed.

(a) There should be a 1/3 ' gap between the ratchet arm and the set down locater when
the machine is not in cycle. If the gap is small enough to allow the parts t0 touch and
bind as the needle moves across the record, the hinge bearing must be reset. See
"RECORD Hi'rs PICKUP ARM" - 4.

Hinge bearing binds.

Place a block under the back end of the tone arm to prevent the needle from touching the

turntable. With sensitive gram scale, check the amount of force required to move the pickup

arm across the turntable. The force required should not exceed 2 grams. II the pressure

required is excessive: I

a) Check the ratchet arm and set down locater for binding. See 1, above.

b) Check the bearing in the pickup arm post for binding. The bearing is located below the
hinge bearing (97). To inspect it, loosen the set screw (9) in the hinge bearing. Uri-solder
the pickup leads and pull them out through the hole in the hinge bearing. Pull up on the
hinge and pickup assemblies. Clean foreign matter or corrosion from the bearings;
Lubricate with light oil. To reset position, see "RECORD HITS PICKUP ARM - .

Hole in record too large:

lf hole in record is tOO large, the grooves may turn eccentric with the spindle and cause
premature tripping.

Binding in trip rod bearings:

With the trip released, check the trip rod for play in the bearings. It should be free to turn
without binding.

Binding in trlii rod bearings. See "CHANGER TRIPS BEFORE NEEDLE REACHES END OF
No eccentric trip groove on record:

All standard records made today have an eccentric trip groove,
past did not have this groove. When records of this type are
must he turned to "REI" at the end of the record.

but some records made in the
being played the control knob

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3. Ratchet pawl not engaging the ratchet sector: lol 11 3' 1 ? u

The ratchet pawl (2 ) must press against the ratchet sector forcing it back when the motion

of theitpickup arm is reversed. If the pawl does not contact the ratchet sector or slides

over : '

a) Check the pawl (29) for burrs around the hole.

) Be sure the pawl is free to turn on the bearing. If the drive pin (28) is driven down
too far causing binding, the pin may be relieved by tapping up on the shank.
(a) Check the pawl spring (27) for insufficient tension.
d Check the point on the pawl. It should be sharp to enable it to dig into the ratchet
teeth. Sharpen with stone if necessary.
4. Ratchet sector too far away from ratchet pawl:

If the ratchet sector (34) is too far away from the pawl (29), the eccentric motion required

to operate the trip will be excessive. Ii necessary, bend the trip bracket slightly to reduce

this distance. If the sector is too close to the pawl, excessive trip pressure will result.
5. Needle jumps out of eccentric groove in record:

(a) Check trip pressure, it should not exceed 8 grams for the trip shown in Fig. 2. If the
pressure"is excessive, see "CHANGER TRIPS BEFORE NEEDLE REACHES END OF
RECORD - 4 above.

(b) The record may be defective. The trip groove is often too shallow. Check with a
record which is known to be good.

(c) The point on the needle may be bad. Check for a worn point.

d) There may be binding inthe pickup bearing or ratchet arm. See 1 and 2, "NEEDLE
DoEs NOT TRACK AcRoss RECORD PROPERLY". |

6. Clutch pawl binding on cam face:
On the trip mechanism shown in Fig. 2 the clutch pawl (63) must be free to move forward
and engage the pinion gear teeth when the trip rod releases it. Check for burrs or foreign
matter lodged between the pawl and the cam. Do not oil as this might collect dirt and gum

up the pawl.

PICKUP ARM STRIKES RECORDS ON SPINDLE WHEN IT RAISES OR PICKUP ARM REST WHEN
IT MOVES OUIZ I

Pickup arm height not'adjusted properly. See instructions for adjusting the pickup arm height
under "ADJUSTMENTS .

TURNTABLE SPEED TOO SLOW:

1. Bindin in turntable bearing: Check the turntable bearing for freedom. Hold the motor idler
wheel $2) out of engagement with the turntable and spin the turntable by hand to see if it turns
readily and coasts for a long time. Clean Out the bearings to remove foreign matter and
lubricate with light oil. _

2. Motor pulley too small in diameter: Replace the motor pulley with one having a greater diameter.

3. Line voltage too low: The line voltage should not be less than 100 volts or the turntable may
be too slow.

4. Operating temperature too low. If the machine has been stored in a cold place or operated
in surroundings at a temperature of less than 60? F., the turntable speed may be too slow.

TURNTABLE SPEED TOO FAST: I

Motor pulley too large in diameter. Replace the pulley with one having a smaller diameter
or grind one or two thousandths off the pulley.

TURNTABLE STALLS DURING CYCLE:

1. Motor idler not engaging turntable. See "TURNTABLE DOES NOT REVOLVE WHEN CONTROL

KNOB 1s TURNED To 'oN" POSITION" - 4.

2. Turntable bearing tight. See "TURNTABLE DOES NOT REVOLVE WHEN CONTROL KNOB IS

TURNED To "ON" POSITION" - 5.

3. Operating temperature too low. See "TURNTABLE SPEED TOO SLOW" - 4.
4. Line voltage too low: The line voltage should not be less than 100 volts.
5. Binding in drive mechanism:

(a) Remove lift arm (48) and hold idler (2) away from turntable or remove idler wheel.
Cycle machine, turning turntable slowly by hand. The cam should turn freely for the
complete revolution'without binding at any point. If binding occurs check for foreign
matter in the gear teeth, a bent cam bearing or bent spindle bushing. 1

(b) Replace lift arm, loosen spindle screw (77) and raise spindle high enough to clear the
lift arm cam when the machine cycles. Hold the pickup arm lift rod (94) up so the end
of the lift rod does not contact the lift arm cam. Cycle the machine by hand. The entire
cycle should be free, without binding at any point. If binding occurs, check the lift arm
bearing for freedom and the lift arm roller to be sure it is not bent causing binding in

the cam track.

(C)Jchn F. Rider

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MODELS 101.211,

Binding between pickup arm lift rod and lift arm cam face: Cycle machine stopping it halfway
through the cycle just as the lift arm is about to return. Lift pickup arm and raise lift rod
(94) by pulling xiii-g on the adjusting screw (13) as high as it will go. Feel the lift arm (48)
for play. The rod may still touch the lift arm cam face, but it should not bind. I! binding
occurs, the lift arm bearing may be bent or the fiber washer (59) under the lift arm should
be removed to lower the liit arm.

Spindle roller spring compressed too far. Cycle the changer and watch the relationship
between the bottom of the roller spring housing ('78) and the roller (79). lust before the top
of the lift arm cam raise is reached, the roller spring housing should stop its upward motion
and the roller should continue up .005" to .047" more, slightly compressing the roller spring
(81). If the spring compresses too much, the changer may stall on the shut off cycle. Check
the lift arm bearin to determine if it is square with the base plate. It should be 90? to the
base plate within 1 4?. If lt is bent, carefully pound into place with a soft mallet. If it is
straight and the roller spring is being compressed too much, remove the fiber washer (59)
betweei the lift arm and the steel washer under it. The dimension on the spindle between the
shoulder on which it rests and the bottom of the roller should be 1 '1/8" plus or minus .010".
An oversize spindle could also cause a binding condition
Motor weak. In cases where everything checks all right
the motor may be weak.

but ch? changer stiu staus in cyc1e,

(C)John F. Rider

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sEARS, ROEBUCK o, Co. MODELS 101.211,

CHANGER CONTINUES TO CYCLE:

I 1. 'rrip catch not engaging properly. see 2, "ciiANGER TRIPS BEFORE NEEDLE REACHES
END OF RECORD .
2. Insufficient tension on trip spring. See 3, same as above.
3. Binding in trip rod bearings. See 4, same as above.
4. gi?g%?,trip catch. see 5, "GRANGER DoEs No'r cchE wHEN RECORD HAS BEEN
5. Reject control holding trip open. Check the control knob (25), control link (41), and control
levi:i (44) for binding to determine if the control assembly is holding the trip in a disengaged
I 6. Trip rod not holding clutch pawl out of engagement with pinion teeth. On changers having the
trip shown in Fig. 2, the end of the trip rod (60) should contact the bent up section of the
clutch pawl (63) and push the pawl out of engagement with the pinion teeth. If the trip rod
is not free to meet the clutch pawl, continuous cycling will result.
2;) See it the trip spring (62) is in place.
) Check the trip rod (60)A for freedom in its bearings.

NOISE DURING PLAYING 0F RECORD: l
I (a) From motor: If a low pitched rumbling sound comes from the loud speaker while a

record is being played, check the motor grommets (67) to be sure the motor is freely
suspended on them. The motor lead wires should have slack to allow the motor to float.
Motor rumble may also come from an out of balance motor rotor. In this case, the
motor should be replaced.

(b) From bearings: Defective turntable bearings can cause rumble. Check for foreign matter
in the bearings defective balls, binding between balls and ball retainer. Rough surface
iar?hvtvasiiiers. Clean ball bearing, sleeve bearing and washers, lubricate with lubriplate~ or

2. Defective motor idlerJheel: ,

A rapid thum ingi sound while the motor is running may indicate a flat spot on the motor

idler wheel (2 . Remove the turntable and check the rubber tire on the idler. If the surface

of the rubber tire is not smooth and even, replace the idler.
3. Defective needle:

A bad needle will cause loud needle scratch or hiss through both the speaker and the air

directly from the needle. For reduced needle scratch and 'needle talk" use a needle with I

high vertical compliance such as an offset "dog leg" type needle.

4. Defective record:

Worn or defective records cause needle scratch and distortion of the recorded sound. if the

record is warped, it may slip on the other records causing "wow", a waver in the recorded

sound. An enlarged hole in the record can also cause "wow".
5. Turntable scrapes:

If a scraping sound occurs as the turntable revolves check:

is) Turntable war d, causing outer rim to rise and tall.

) Motor idler (2 bent.
) Wires beneath turntable rubbing.

Squeaking sound as changer operates indicates lack of oil. Lubricate points indicated under

NOISE DURiNG cYchNG;

1. squeaks: see "LUBRICATION".
2. 'Grinding sound indicates lack of lubrication or worn parts:
Lubricate spindle roller assembly in bearing between it and spindle body.

_DISTORTION OF RECORDED SOUND:

1. Defective needle. see 3, "NOISE DURING PLAYING 0E RECORD'L.
2. Detective record. see 4, "NOISE DURmG PLAYDIG OF RECORD .
3. Defective pickup cartridge:
When the cartridge is defective, the recorded sound may be distorted, weak or stop entirely.
4. Defective amplifier:
Check phonograph, amplifier and speaker.

(C)John F. Rider

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MODELS Ioiiall,

N_O soUND DURING PLAYING:

SEARS, ROEBUCK & COA

1. Defective cartridge. see 3, "DISTORTION Or RECORDED souND" - 4.
2. Defective wiring:

Check pickup leads for a shorted or open lead.
3. Defective amplifier. see "DISTORTION Or RECORDED sOUND" - 4.

EXCESSIVE RECORD WEAR:-

1. Binding inpickuparm. See l and 2, "NEEDLE DOES NOT TRACK ACROSS RECORD PROPERLY".

2. Defective needle. see 3, "NOISE DURING PLAYING OF RECORD".

3. Excessive needle pressure: ~
The pickup arm is designed to give the proper needle pressure when an aluminum cased cartridge
is used. If a cartridge with a die-cast housing is used, a compensating spring must he used
to bring the needle pressure down to the usual standard of 1 oz. to 1% oz. lf the needle
pressure is too great on a compensating spring, bend the long end of the spring.

CHANGER DOES NOT SHUT OFF AFTER LAST RECORD HAS BEEN PLAYED:

1. Record support bindin on spindle:
The record support (3 must rest on the offset shoulder of the spindle or the changer will not
shut off.
see 3, "TWO RECORDS DROP AT ONCE".

2. Changer stalls during shut off cycle.
See TURNTABLE SECTIONS: under "SERVICE INFORMATION.

3. Cutoff rod not engaging shoulder on spindle roller spring housing.
On the shut off cycle, the end of the cutoff rod (42) should contact the shoulder on the bottom
of the spindle roller spring housing (78) and turn the cutoff rod over 90?. If the end of the
cutoff rod passes under the roller spring housing as the machine cycles, on the shut off cycle,
a) The record support to be sure it is resting on the spindle shoulder, see 1 above.
b) The spindle to see if it is being held dawn in place by the spindle screw ('77).
c) The lift arm screw (47) to be sure it is tight.
d) The bent up end Of the cutoff rod (42) may be short. Replace if necessary.

PICKUP ARM DOES NOT SET DOWN ON REST AFTER LAST RECORD HAS BEEN PLAYED:

Control lever does not engage set down locater.

On the shut off cycle, one leg of the control lever (44) should catch the set down locater (43)
holding it to prevent the return spring (100) from pulling the pickup arm in. The pickup arm
should be held against the stop in the base plate. In this position, the nest in the pickup arm
should be directly above the pickup rest.

CHANGER SHUTS OFF PREMATURELY:

1. spindle roller spring compressed too far. see '1, "TURNTABLE sTALLs DURING cYcLE".
2. Roller spring in spindle too weak:
When the bottom record of a stack of ten 12" records is being ejected from the spindle ledge,
the roller spring (81) should not compress until just before the roller reaches the top of the
cam incline on the lift arm. If the roller spring is compressed under the load of a full stack
of records it may cause premature shut oif. Replace the roller assembly (78) if necessary.
3. Record too thick:
The changer is designed to play standard records. If an old style 1/8" thick record is used,
the changer will shut off instead of dropping the record.
4. Cutoff rod not being reset:

After the shut off cycle, when the cutoff rod (42) has been turned to throw the switch to the

"OFF" position, it should be returned to its original position the next time the machine cycles

bg' the bent up end of the cutoff rod, contacting the round stud On one leg Of the control lever

( 4). The flat s ring (46) acting against the cutoff rod should throw the rod against its stop

on the lift arm 48) and hold it there. If the cutoff rod is not fully) turned, the bent up end

next to the spindle may stick up high enough to prematurely contact the shoulder on the roller
spring housing ('78).

(a) Check the lever spring (46) for tension. Remove and bend slightly to increase tension if

b) Lubricate the cutoff rod bearings and around the lever spring with lubriplate or oil.

c) Check the clearance between the end of the cutoff rod (42) which passes under the control
lever (44) and the bottom of the round stud on the control lever. When the cutoff rod is
in its normal operating position, it should not clear the bottom of the round stud by more
than enough to completely turn the end of the cutoff rod from a vertical position back to
a horizontal position.

(C)Johr1 F. Rider

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