sony turntable ps-lx250h replace belt

I just had to fix this dang thing. After not finding a great solution with pictures on the internet to do this replacement I fixed my turntable and then took it apart to take photos. I know such a pain!

First step is to attach the belt:

Then place “the silver circle thing” back on the turntable. Make sure you can grab the belt when you place it back on. I put a quarter between the belt in and the whatever you call it so I could grab the belt.

Pull the belt so it fits around the coper thing. And with lots of general descriptions you are done!

62 thoughts on “sony turntable ps-lx250h replace belt”

  1. Cp April 27, 2014

    Thanks for this ! I tried to read sony’s manual but could not figure it out. This helped a lot

    • Joyce November 2, 2015

      Thank you so much for the simple instructions. It works!!

    • Frank December 25, 2016

      Thanks so much. Have a Merry Christmas.

    • Steve January 20, 2017

      Thank you so much! You helped many frustrations disappear.

    • Angela D Cook April 22, 2017

      Thanks…I got it

  2. stephen May 21, 2014

    Hey thanks very much for this, exactly what I needed.

  3. Cathy June 11, 2014

    Thanks this is what I needed. Unfortunately in trying what was the “wrong way” I have stretched it too far so now to find a replace ment. Wish I had seen your post first! Great job.

  4. James June 19, 2014

    Dude, life saver. I would have even though to put it on the actual table and no other hits on google helped at all. Thanks for this!

  5. Marc June 25, 2014

    Thank you, I got this turn table as my mom moved in a retirement home. The turn table wasn’t working so I came close to throw it into the recycling bin. Gave it a second chance and google it, found your post and bingo followed your explanation on how to install the belt and we have a working turn table. My youngest kid (19) saw for the first time in his life a turntable….it’s now in his room and is enjoy it……thans again.

  6. Ezra July 2, 2014

    Thanks! This just helped in a repair!

  7. J July 29, 2014

    Thanks a lot for this!

  8. Alton August 8, 2014

    Words cannot express how happy I am that you posted this. Thank you! You are a fantastic individual using the internet as a force for good.

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  10. mike October 19, 2014

    Awesome. Something so simple yet I had no idea how to do this.

  11. Kelsey January 4, 2015

    Perfect, super helpful!

  12. Sarah January 20, 2015

    Just found this, perfect instructions! My drive belt is now happily around the silver circle and copper thingy! Thanks!

  13. Joyce January 30, 2015

    What size belt did you use and where did you purchase it?

  14. John March 15, 2015

    Very nice! Any one have any issues with the start button not working?

  15. Lena April 4, 2015

    Thank you so much!!! I was tearing my hair out trying to save my parents’ record player!

  16. Terry April 17, 2015

    One more stopping by to thank you for this very needed and appreciated instruction.

  17. Ken April 27, 2015

    I always think things are more complicated that they really are. thank you for getting my mind right.

  18. Kenny June 2, 2015

    This just saved me a frustrated trip back to the store where I got my new-to-me used turntable. Thanks to your article, I fixed it myself!

  19. Dorothy July 6, 2015

    Awesome !!!! You saved my life.

  20. ernie July 10, 2015

    thanks for the info, very helpful,now where do I find a replacement drive belt?/

  21. Wolfgang August 22, 2015

    Tank You Very much for this helpfull Instruktion. It was exactly what I nieder. Thanks.

  22. Dade August 22, 2015

    Thanks.. Oh i almost tied the belt on things ander the silver plate.. LOL.. $25 is running smooth now.. Thanks

  23. Julien August 24, 2015

    Thank you very much ! You made my day 🙂

  24. Gretchen September 9, 2015

    Yay! Back in business after a move. Thanks so much.

  25. Olga November 1, 2015

    Thanks a lot! Our stereo player was on it’s way to garbage, but this nice manual just saved it!

  26. Nick November 6, 2015

    Thank you SO much. Perfect stuff – brilliantly managed to have my CD player serviced and while putting it back in place thought I’d wrecked the vinyl player. Your instructions sorted it in seconds. Phew, crisis averted (only a crisis because I’m unskilled!) Really great, thanks sir.

  27. Barbara December 20, 2015

    thanks a lot. I´m from Germany and am so glad that I found your Website…merry christmas

  28. Erika January 13, 2016

    Hi, I appreciate your post here, as I’ve been through similar with my turntable, but I do have a question–I think the belt might be loose in my (almost if not the exact same model) turntable, but am unsure as to whether I should replace it. Should the belt be extremely snug to the gear or only sort of snug? Mine is only sort of snug. I am thinking a loose belt might be the cause of a certain pitch change problem I am having during the course of playing all of my records, old and new.

    Thanks for your time!


  29. Dave January 14, 2016

    This was a big help. Thanks!

  30. pluey mcplew February 1, 2016

    You are AWESOME! Thank you so much! ‘sthat simple!

  31. cynthia charles April 2, 2016

    u guys out did urself quick and painless thanks!

  32. Veee May 11, 2016

    Awesome, I just dug this turntable out and the belt had come off, put it back on with this guide and it works like magic. Thank you so much!

  33. Joe July 5, 2016

    Oh my god. Thank you. That was so easy. You should explain everything in life.

  34. tTiggz September 23, 2016

    OMFG you are pure win

  35. Joan Marti October 18, 2016

    I´m from Barcelona and Thank you so much I fixed my old turntable up with your great explanations…

  36. Christine Lyric December 18, 2016

    You are awesome!

  37. Wilma January 1, 2017

    Thank you so much for these instructions! The belt got disconnected in our move.

  38. Sarah February 20, 2017

    Thank you! My mom and I knew the belt went around something, but we didn’t know what. We also tried to read the manual, but that thing didn’t help. Thank you again. High five, Casey!

  39. Dot March 24, 2017

    Thank you, so simply after looking how you did it. I thought the belt went around the bottom section some how. So glad I didn’t waste a lot of time messing with it and looked at your site. I was wondering why they said to put a piece of ribbon around the belt to help. You used a quarter.Thanks again.

  40. John April 11, 2017

    Yes! Super thanks.

  41. Wade April 21, 2017

    Hi, thanks heaps for your post. Got my turntable out and saw the belt had come off. No idea how to put it back in until I saw your instructions. Two minutes and I was done. You beauty!

  42. Elwood Bunting April 23, 2017

    Every once in a while, you need your turntable working. this video was awesome. Thanks so much.

  43. Rowena August 22, 2017

    Thank you it only took seconds the photos helped a lot

  44. R West August 22, 2017

    Thank you. The instructions were great!

  45. John H. October 24, 2017

    Thanks, your instructions did the trick. From John in Surrey, England

  46. Rajiv November 7, 2017

    Extremely Helpful. Thanks!

  47. Damien Kelly January 18, 2018

    Thanks, was sitting staring at the turntable with the belt in my hang. Loved your descriptions. Fixed in seconds.

  48. donna Wells March 15, 2018

    thank you. it worked and only took a few seconds. the photos helped a lot.

  49. Toni March 17, 2018

    Finally instructions that are clear and oh so easy. My turntable had been sitting in the closet for years. It took less than a minute with your help. Thanks.

  50. Peg April 2, 2018

    Thank you so much!! The photos were so helpful! Brand new turntable that wouldn’t work, yet such a simple fix

  51. Michael May 10, 2018

    This seems to be the instructional post that keeps on giving. This helped me to get things rolling! I was panicking for a second here. Thank you so much!

  52. GFS December 27, 2018

    Same here. The pictures in the manual are not very helpful, yours are. Thank you.

  53. Paul Barrow January 21, 2019

    Thank you for this posting.
    It came up in google search and gave me the encouragement to look inside the turntable and fix it in the way shown.
    Thank you!!!!

  54. Marilyn Buck March 19, 2019

    So clear and simple! Now we can play 40 year old Sesame Street records with our 4 year old grandson.

  55. N May 7, 2019

    Great! You are the best !

  56. Jacob May 29, 2019

    I’m walking around Vegas with one of these on my back now. Your guide for it fixed.

  57. Kat July 8, 2020

    Thanks, I can listen to my records again!

  58. Johnny Anderson October 11, 2020

    You made it so simple thank you very much.

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