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Crosley Record Player Not Turning On? Here’s the Easy Fix…


Is your Crosley record player refusing to turn on?

Have you tried plugging it into different outlets, with different power cords, and still nothing?

If this is the case, there’s no need to worry.

Keep reading for the quick fix for a Crosley record player not turning on…

Checking for Signs of Life

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Okay, so before you get to open up and dissect your Crosley, first turn it on and listen carefully for any faint sounds or signs of life from the record player.

In our experience, if you can’t hear a hum or buzz when the power button is pressed, that typically means you have a power-related malfunction.

Check Power

Now that we know the ballpark of the problem (power-related), the first step in diagnosing the problem is to inspect the power supply .

If, when you click the on button, the power light fails to illuminate and the device remains unresponsive, it likely indicates a malfunction in the power supply.

If this is the case, trying a different cord or plug could solve the problem. Also make sure that the outlet your record player is plugged into is functioning.

Repair Options

If you tried and ruled out the potential power issues above, and the turntable still won’t turn on, the issue might lie with the internal wiring or components. In such cases, it’s usually best to seek assistance from Crosley customer support or a certified technician.

If you’re going to seek professional help, it’s important to note that the cost of repairs (including diagnosis fees, replacement parts, and labor) might end up being more expensive than the Crosley record player itself.

If your turntable is still under warranty, however, you may be eligible for repairs or replacement. Contact the manufacturer to learn about warranty coverage and potential solutions.

On the other hand, if you’re confident in your technical abilities and comfortable working with electronic components, you may choose to attempt repairs yourself. In this case, keep reading.

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Internal Issues With Your Crosley Record Player Not Turning On

Several potential causes could lead to a Crosley record player losing power:

Fuse Inspection

One of the most common causes of your Crosley record player not turning on is a blown fuse. To check this, you’ll need to access the internal components of the player by removing the rear or bottom panel. Look for a glass ACG type fuse near the transformer on the circuit board. Visually inspect the fuse, and if it appears fine, use a multimeter to check for continuity.

Fixing Power Supply

If the fuse is intact, the problem may lie in the power supply. Components such as the power supply transformer or voltage rectifier circuit could be faulty. Testing these components requires knowledge of live voltage testing and the use of appropriate equipment.


Understanding why your Crosley isn’t turning on requires a careful examination of both external and internal components. By following the recommended steps and expert advice, you can effectively diagnose and resolve the issue, restoring your turntable to working condition.

Bottom Line: Please stay safe when trying to repair anything and when in doubt, consult an expert!


Why is my Crosley turntable not turning?

Your Crosley turntable may not be turning due to a malfunction in its belt or motor.

Does Crosley record player have fuse?

Some models of Crosley record players do have a fuse, typically located near the power input

Why is my Crosley record player light blue?

The light blue color of your Crosley record player is likely a design choice made by the manufacturer to offer aesthetic variety

Is it safe to attempt DIY repairs on my Crosley Cruiser turntable?

DIY repairs can be attempted for certain issues, such as checking the power cord or adjusting the platter and belt. However, for more complex issues, it’s advisable to seek assistance from certified technicians to avoid further damage.

How much does it cost to repair a Crosley record player?

Repair costs vary depending on the extent of the damage and labor involved. On average, diagnosis fees range from $25 to $75, with additional expenses for parts and labor.

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