Limited reproduction.
Complete wheel as shown.

This wheel fits 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)

Early Beograms had closed disc wheels, later Beograms had wheels with ten holes.
Both original wheels had B&O part# 2804012 despite minor differences.
This new idler wheel replaces both types.

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.

Part# 2804012R
Price EUR 39 plus postage.

Note: New belts are also available – check the Reproduction parts section.

 

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