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Does the Welling F-700 use an MM or MC cartridge? I am assuming it’s an MM but I just wanted to confirm.
any body have diagram how to apply belt
What stylus suits
Hi George - sorry I cannot answer your question. I have not had to replace mine, so I have done no research on this. You might try going directly to the manufacturer's website. Based on prices of stylus, it might warrant just purchasing a new turntable if it is too expensive to replace. Welling F700 is a very inexpensive model, so the part might cost as much as a new turntable. Again, sorry i could not help you.
Hey so, player used to work in old place, moved to the new house and plugged in the exact same way. Now i can only get audio through the inbuilt speaker in the turntable and nothing through the output into my amp
Hi Roy, not sure on what to say. I know the Welling F700 is not a sturdy piece of equipment and during a house move anything can happen. I unfortunately have nothing positive to contribute to this strange circumstance. Is it possible the connection is loose between the Welling F700 and the speakers and you cannot see it? I have nothing else to suggest.
I have since pulled the circuit board out and may look at attaching RCA plugs in place of the stock cable, maybe this will fix the issue? Or just buy a new unit.
Hi there, I am currently trying to set up this record player for my grandparents but they used to connect it to a set of speakers until they blew so we are now trying to connect it through AUX (I had to buy an adapter for the red/white cord to AUX) to their computer has anyone ever tried to connect it to a computer before and if so have you been successful and what did you have to do to get it to work???
Sorry Ms. Laura I have never tried that. Might be easier to buy a new set of speakers. Just a suggestion since they are really inexpensive these days.
Son bought welling F-700 a few years ago. Do I need to connect to speakers and need to buy needle? Which is best?
Mine are still working great, that is the needle. I would say that you do not need a "big" speaker since the wattage of the system itself is not big so go for something reasonable and in your budget. It is a nice system but not a "great" system. Hoping this helps.
Thank you. Mine didnt have a needle with it. Thats why Ive never played it. What brand of needle do I need do you thing?
I can’t get any noise off the record I have connected the amplifier propaly and speakers I know they work I can the noise in speakers no music from record player it says take plastic cover off stylus but it show how is the problem??
Hi Theo - sorry your question seems a bit confusing. What plastic cover, the records or the stylus. Not being as smart a*&e here, just not sure. I had no issues taking the player out of the box, setting up and it works like a charm, years now.
Honestly having a really tough time with this record player. First of all, I’m not even sure if it works? Followed all the instructions and nothing happening. Second, the stylus came off and now I’m trying to reattach it, when it stays on without me holding it is is extremely flimsy and the slightest knock will cause it to fall off. Would really love some help please
Hi Josh - I really do not know what to tell you. I purchased this small turntable a couple of years ago (2016), I use it regularly and have nad not one problem. I remember the instruction manual was a bit on the short side but it helped set it up and put it together and not an issue since then. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes helps out so if you can find someone to look at it and start from the beginning he/she might see something. sorry, I could not be of any assistance here.
My turntable is playing but there's no noise coming out.
Never had this problem before and I've replaced the needle and using the same speakers still (which work also), any ideas?
I'm afraid I don't know any shortcuts here. Since you changed the needle maybe the entire stylus assembly needs replacing, rather than the needle, which would be a bit more expensive. But you'll never know until you swap something out and see. Is there a local repair shop that might have the ability for you to connect the unit to a new set of speakers to test? That could at least eliminate the turntable itself as a culprit.
Sorry not much a "mechanic" here.
Have you got the turntable connected up to an amp using the phono connection and then have the speakers hooked up to the amp also? When you switch on the amp change the input to phono should work fine.
How do you take of the platter to put the belt back on?.
Also how do you rewire the average cables
Hi Swami - I have not have to change the belt on the platter (yet) but I did change the wires in the speakers to make them longer using your standard speaker wires. Not sure what you mean by "rewire the average cables" - sorry I am not more helpful with your questions. Jose'
Don't know - never opened up the machine.
Maybe Google has something on this.
I realised I didn't have to take the platter off to put the balt back on and rewired the wiring by wiring up the out wires in the output wiring.
My belt has come loose, how do I put it lift the platter to put it or a new one back on?
Hi Fran - I have not had to replace mine (yet). I would recommend looking at the owners manual or even the Sherwood website to see if they have photos or instructions or even a video on YouTube. Sorry I was not much help.
Sorry - needs a techie to do that.
do you have to lift the stylus off manually at the end of a record? ours just scrapes back across the record.
Hi there - it should lift up before it returns to the cradle.
Agree - it will lift off the record surface if the arm is set correctly. These may help - from a Google search 'turntable arm how set'
Hi - I have not issue with the arm. At the end of the last song it goes back into place. Try doing the suggestions by Karen and if that does not work, return it if still in warranty period.
Can I buy speakers that are compatible with this and then play records without an app?
I am trying to replace the stylus on my F700 turntable. having a lot of trouble getting it to go on. Any tips or hints? can the cartridge be taken off these?
You should be able to remove the old stylus by pulling it in a downwards direction gently. To install the new one, just gently push it on from a front to back direction. Hope this helps.
Have not yet needed to try this.
Karen's reply above is the same as in the operating instructions booklet on page 6.
Problem with the manual is the diagram for putting the stylus back on is not correct - it is a copy of the diagram for taking off the stylus cover that comes with the turntable. It does NOT show how to put the stylus back on.
After much wrangling and three people it is now done - perhaps a lesson to me and everyone else - you get what you pay for. These really are bottom of the heap turntables.
Welling F-700 Full Automatic Turntable drive belt fell off any 1 know where I can get a diagram or photo of how is installed?
I just bought this turntable from JB. The only problem is when I connect it to my stereo through the aux input it loses so much volume. The loudest it plays is quite soft. The stereo is about 12 years old but in very good condition and plays perfectly loud otherwise. Does anyone know why it would be losing so much volume?
You would get a better answer from a Techie.
I use a Sherwood Amplifier/Receiver RX4209. It has a Phono socket that I use, and not one of the Auxiliary sockets.
Hopefully your stereo also has a dedicated Phono socket.
I use one of the Aux sockets for the cassette player.
A Techie might recommend an extra "head amplifier or step-up transformer" mentioned in the amp's manual.
How to i take off the platter on this?
You do not need to take off the platter to set the pre-amp selector switch under the platter. After you take off the mat covering the platter, you see a slot cut into the platter. You rotate the platter until you see the switch and can set it.
I have one that doesnt work properly. I have connected to back of stereo in the Aux area but still no volume through speakers. Any ideas??
It depends on how your stereo is set up. If you have plugged it into your aux - is there a knob on the front of your stereo which allows you to select the "aux" input?
Newer AV receivers for surround systems may require a phono pre amp to boost the signal and also provide an earth wire connection which newer receivers do not have. Bought one on line for $36 Aus.
I just bought this turntable and I have no idea what to plug it into. I don't want a bulky system. Can anyone help?
HI Jess I just had a little system which I purchased from JB hi fi with some aux inputs in the back - i think when i purchased it it was only around $150 - just as long as you have the aux inputs in the back - the sound will be as good as the system - like a cheaper system will produce a cheaper sound - the turntable is not expensive enough to warrant a big system - hope this helps
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