Technical turntable troubleshooting

My long-serving turntable is not in good health. When I whack on a vinyl all is good for 15-30 minutes (it varies) but sooner or later it starts making a kind of whirring/buzzing sound. Obviously something related to the mechanism spinning the platter, but I’m fucked if I can work out what.

Any ideas?

Mines doing this. Gonna get a new motor for it.

If you’re going to grease the motor spindle then use sewing machine oil :+1:

Hmmm… yeah, probs worth trying some lubrication in there. Cheers!