New idler wheel for the following Bang & Olufsen models:
Beogram 1000 (All types except models with no driving pin (center-driven wheel))
Beogram 1001 (All types)
Beogram 1200 (Type 5213,5214,5216,5217)
Beogram 1202 (Type 5237,5238)
Beogram 1203 (Type 5239,5243)
Beogram 1500 (Type 5208, 5230)
Beogram 1800 (Type 5213, 5216, 5217) and VS models.
Beogram 2000 (Type 5240,5244)
Beogram 3000 (Type 5228,5231,5241)
Beocenter 3500 (All types)
Beomaster 900RG (Compact, De Luxe) (Does not fit models with Garrard deck) Beomaster 1200RG (Does not fit models with Garrard deck)
The rubber on the original wheels hardens with age.
Typical symptoms are vibrations and an annoying whirring noise when the Beogram is running and playing.
In severe cases, the hardened wheel will slip on the motor pulley, causing uneven playback with audible wow and/or flutter – or no platter rotation at all.
No chemicals will provide a lasting repair, and grinding the wheel down will not soften the rubber (and the wheel would end up a wrong size).
If the Beogram was out of use for a long time, the original wheel will have taken shape from the concentrated and constant pressing against the motor pulley causing uneven running and repeated clonk-clonk-clonk sounds because of the deformation to the rubber.
This deformation will have hardened and settled into the rubber material and it will never fall back to original shape again.
The cure is a new wheel.
This is a complete wheel as shown.
Early Beograms had closed disc wheels, later Beograms had wheels with ten holes.
Both original wheels had B&O part# 2804012 despite minor differences.
Being an exact correct reproduction, this new idler wheel replaces both original OEM types.
New correct belts for the above listed decks are also available – HERE!