To prevent excess wear and tear, oil must be applied to the main spindle of Thorens record players.
Running the record player without oil on the spindle can damage it!
Next to this, adding oil to the spindle will make the record player run smoother and decrease the noise generated by the moving platter.
Make sure there is always an adequate amount of oil in the spindle. The advice is be to add 20 drops if the bearing is dry and add 10 drops of oil once every two months.