Well Tempered Classic Azimuth Issues

snackeyp -- Mon, 07/04/2011 - 09:51

Hi,
I am new to this site but a long-time audiophile who has been on an equipment haitus for the past 10 years or so while his kids grew up.
I picked up a Well Tempred Classic second hand a bout a month ago.  It's been challenging to find user manuals and such for it, but I was able to locate these in pdf format through the kindness of several strangers on the WWW. 
In case you are not familar with this table, the tone arm pivot floats in a cup of viscous fluid.  I'm told it is silicone based so that it does not dry out, but I assume this fluid needs to be changed from time to time. 
The cartridge is a Van Den Hul One Special.
I have had problems keeping the azimuth adjusted on it, and my theory is that the pivot design is to blame.  I find myself needing to make adjustments on nearly every record.  I can't imagine this is standard procedure for this table, but I could be wrong. 
I figured I would start on this forum to find out if any of you know how to fix this problem.  There are no Well Tempered dealers near me (Minneapolis) but we do have the Needle Doctor where I often go to buy essentials.  They didn't seem to know much about my table. 
Please let me know your thoughts and opinions.
Best regards,
Peter

snackeyp -- Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:28

Thanks TD160.  This link was very helpful.  I'll tinker with it and see if I can get it dialed.
Best regards

tasreader -- Sat, 07/09/2011 - 06:19

Also try the Well Tempered forum
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?board=175.0
 
Unless something has crawled into the fluid pot or you have lost fluid then leave it alone, it's stable and lasts forever.
No need for regular fluid changes.

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