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SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« on: October 02, 2017, 05:15:45 PM »
I have one of these turntables, but the grub screw for the weight on the outrider has gone missing. I have the little ball and spring that goes in there, but without that grub screw I cannot use the thing. Please help!
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 05:58:36 PM »
IIRC, standard 3mm ...?
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 07:54:21 PM »
Sidetrack sorry...but what turntable :thinking:
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 08:25:40 PM »
This is what you are looking for: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SME-3009-3012-RIDER-WEIGHT-SPRING-PLUNGER-NOS-/361534095385?epid=1669455064&hash=item542d1c8019:g:JXIAAOSwLsBZTlHP

Try that spring thing I told you about  ;)

There is no grub screw in there... you put the spring in first and then the ball (in your case) and then you push them down and push the weight onto the rod... Turn the weight 180 degrees and voila it wont come off easily and will hold fast on the wayrod...
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 09:11:04 PM »
This is what you are looking for: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SME-3009-3012-RIDER-WEIGHT-SPRING-PLUNGER-NOS-/361534095385?epid=1669455064&hash=item542d1c8019:g:JXIAAOSwLsBZTlHP

Try that spring thing I told you about  ;)

There is no grub screw in there... you put the spring in first and then the ball (in your case) and then you push them down and push the weight onto the rod... Turn the weight 180 degrees and voila it wont come off easily and will hold fast on the wayrod...


I was also confused and thought   OP is not au fait with the rider weight and it's spring or he is talking about the screw that holds wayrod in the main counterweight. 

Anyhow.  If fiddling with the spring plunger and wayrod the first time ever I would recommend doing so inside a clear plastic bag to limit the spring from making it to outer space if something goes wrong. 
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 09:58:02 PM »

I was also confused and thought   OP is not au fait with the rider weight and it's spring or he is talking about the screw that holds wayrod in the main counterweight. 

Anyhow.  If fiddling with the spring plunger and wayrod the first time ever I would recommend doing so inside a clear plastic bag to limit the spring from making it to outer space if something goes wrong.
Thanks Jacques, shall do that. The spring was in there all this time but I did not know it. Shall follow your advice tomorrow morning.
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 10:01:54 PM »

Sorry about previous post; I meant to quote  the one from alternativeroute.
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 10:02:43 PM »
IIRC, standard 3mm ...?
Yes, it appears so.
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 10:05:32 PM »
Sidetrack sorry...but what turntable :thinking:
I should have said "tonearms" which is the SME 3009, but the TT is a Thorens TD125.
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 10:27:48 PM »
Yes, it appears so.
Grub screw on the counter weight holding the wayrod in position. Raider weight is as JQ explained.
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2017, 11:30:44 AM »
It is the grubs crew for the balancing weight on the way rod, not the main counterweight-to-arm screw nor the counterweight-to-way rod screw.
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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 11:46:24 AM »
No screws here. 



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SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 11:47:27 AM »
Spring goes in first.  Then the plunger black knobbly thing.  Drops all the way past the middle in to a cavity on the opposite side of the weight. The wayrod stops it flying out. 







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Re: SME 3009 - grubs crew for tonearm weight
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 12:16:36 PM »
Thanks Hi-Phibian, that is what I misunderstood from alternativeroute's explanation to me the other day. Except that in my case there is a little steel ball in stead of the black thingy. All is wine and roses now. :D
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