Does Your Linn Sondek Lp12 Motor and Pulley Get Very Warm After Extended Use?

Recently, I noticed the motor and pulley of my Linn LP12 were quite warm to the touch after extended use. I was concerned the belt might deform under such conditions. Has anyone experienced this motor and heat problem? Is it normal for an LP12?


Yes, bearings are well oiled and when not on, motor spins very freely when spun by hand. Let me add that the serial number of my LP12 is in the low 12,000’s and it has the basic power supply consisting  of 3 film capacitors. The motor is a 250 rpm 50 Hz Premotec 9904 111 32311 with 17mm diameter pulley turning at 300 rpm.