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LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
2018-05-11, 14:28
Post: #1
LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
Good Evening.
I m an old LP 12 user since 1987..
The one i own since 1993 is a valhala type,and i forgot it on around 8 days per 24 hours.
Is it possible to have a problem,and where?
It seems to work as usual,but dont know about the bearing..
I have added some drops of oil 3 months ago.
Thanks for your time.
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2018-05-11, 14:34 (This post was last modified: 2018-05-11 14:36 by LD100.)
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RE: LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
If you are asking if you did any damage by running your LP12 for 24 hours a day for 8 days the answer would be no, as long as the bearing had a proper oil supply. Smile

Original 1978 Fluted Afromosia LP12, Ekos 2, Lyra Kleos SL and lots of other stuff from the 70's that still work fine.
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2018-05-12, 09:09
Post: #3
RE: LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
(2018-05-11 14:28)yianclout Wrote:  Good Evening.
I m an old LP 12 user since 1987..
The one i own since 1993 is a valhala type,and i forgot it on around 8 days per 24 hours.
Is it possible to have a problem,and where?
It seems to work as usual,but dont know about the bearing..
I have added some drops of oil 3 months ago.
Thanks for your time.

When your deck was made, it was common to see LP12s in dealerships on constantly. As LD100 says, no damage will occur as long as there's oil in it and the Valhalla's not on its way out anyway.

Loricraft Garrard 401/Collinson/12"Bokrand-Ortofon/EMT TSD15 VdH.
LP12 Wakonda/Black Ittok/Metak,
'75 Red Button LP12/Grace G707/Supex900Super.
'73 Red Rocker LP12/SME3009/Shure V15/II.
'73 Twin-Button LP12/Grace G707/Supex900Super.
'71 Castle Ariston RD11/SME3009/Ortofon MC10.
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2018-05-12, 14:26
Post: #4
RE: LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
Thanx a lot for your time.
I checked today carefully the bearing and i v seen that it has plenty of oil,(a bit thin anyway),and i added some more [/php]drops.
I have not time to check if the ball is in perfect condition (because of busy job),but the long axis of rotation ,was half covered by Linn's oil.
The reason which i got on panic,is that i did the same mistake with a Pink Triangle Export GTi,5 years ago (forgot it on spinning for a week period) and its power supply has been burnt off.
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2018-05-12, 17:47
Post: #5
RE: LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
As Hamstall said, and when I worked at a dealer, it was very common for demo decks with Valhalla or Lingo to run all day, six days a week. Unless you switch your Valhalla off at the wall outlet, or unplug it, the board is powered all the time anyway and the switch simply tells it to run the motor, or not.

It will eventually need a service as components age. There are several capacitors, resistor and bridge rectifier that benefit from renewal.



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2018-05-14, 15:25
Post: #6
RE: LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
(2018-05-12 14:26)yianclout Wrote:  ...The reason which i got on panic,is that i did the same mistake with a Pink Triangle Export GTi,5 years ago (forgot it on spinning for a week period) and its power supply has been burnt off.

No surprise there then. [ It lasted a whole week ? Wink ]
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2018-05-14, 19:44
Post: #7
RE: LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
(2018-05-14 15:25)smokestack Wrote:  
(2018-05-12 14:26)yianclout Wrote:  ...The reason which i got on panic,is that i did the same mistake with a Pink Triangle Export GTi,5 years ago (forgot it on spinning for a week period) and its power supply has been burnt off.

No surprise there then. [ It lasted a whole week ? Wink ]

I don't get it.
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2018-05-15, 07:54
Post: #8
RE: LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
Sorry,
Me being a little facetious .

The PT kit was never the most reliable stuff on the market.

[When the original PT was first released, the first 3 we took virtually fell to bits on sight .]
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2018-05-15, 13:57
Post: #9
RE: LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
(2018-05-15 07:54)smokestack Wrote:  Sorry,
Me being a little facetious .

The PT kit was never the most reliable stuff on the market.

[When the original PT was first released, the first 3 we took virtually fell to bits on sight .]

I agree .
It was very open sounding,more than early Linns by the way.
The latest Linn versions,which i listened to,but didn't upgraded yet,seem to be more open,detailed and balanced.
Hope soon to go to Kheel upgrade.
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2018-05-23, 07:17 (This post was last modified: 2018-05-23 07:18 by linn_and_imf.)
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RE: LP 12 Valhala Forgotten on
In actual fact Linn recommended that the Valhalla PS was to be left on 24/7 so that it was always stable. Personally I've always switched mine off at the wall socket after usage, this way the large resistors didn't stay hot and turn the board to toast as many of them have been over the years. Also it's a fire risk in the worst case scenario, but that's taking it to extremes.

I understand that you've left your platter turning but that's not an issue at all if it's correctly lubricated as mentioned previously earlier in this thread.Smile
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