I brought a Coney Island merry go round 4 years ago. The girls were too young to have it. Now at 5 years old, it's been packed away in the box, the carousel won't turn. The lights and music work, but the table won't turn. Is there anyone who can fix it? I payed $150. for it. It's a beautiful item.
By Lorraine from Washington, DC
There is probably a speck of rust or dust interfering with the movement gears. The best thing to do with an item this costly is to take it to a jeweler for repairs, music boxes have such tiny parts that the specialised tiny jewelers tools (and repair skills) are what are needed to do the work.
If it were mine I wouldn't even try using a canned air spray to try to clean the insides because of the delicacy-too great a chance of dislodging a tiny vital piece, and possibly losing it altogether.
Check first to see if it has a stop somewhere. Then you may need to take it apart and see if all the solder is alright. I would recommend you take it to someone who knows how to repair soldered items.
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I've taken it apart and put it back together to find out what the issue was and it seems like it's missing something? When I first got it, the thing was wobbly. It's supposed to play music when I spin the lid but the horses and top just comes off.I believe there's a piece missing and that's why it's wobbly. I found a video on YouTube and it's supposed to be a wind up. The top is supposed to allow it to be winded up.
I have this exact same carousel sitting on a shelf in my office and it does wind by the top, which probably will make it difficult to repair.
There are several YouTube videos showing different segments of repair but I doubt these will help you. However, most of these sites have a contact link that you may be able to use to ask question.
The following site is a 'repair' site but they have this comment in their ad so you might try them also.
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at even less expense to you.
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I have a San Francisco Music Company Merry-Go-Round. The music works, but not all horses go up and down. I cannot remove the center post.I can get into the bottom, but how do I remove the tent top and get inside where the horses poles operate?
I would take this to a jewelry repair shop. They have the tiny tools needed to get into the mechanism.
The brass ball on top unscrews and allows the top to be removed. I was then able to remove small screws on the underside of the top. There were six gears with a small plastic spur gear pushed on the end of the shaft. The shaft is approx.
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