I don't know anything about that turntable.Some turntables have "viscous damping" which is some kind of piston & cylinder in a thick fluid with a small hole in the piston so the fluid can slowly flow through. Or, you might find a similar setup with an air cylinder. Do you see anything like that?I doubt that was Vaseline because in my experience Vaseline "melts" at fairly low temperature and it wouldn't stay in place on a hot day. But if you have some, give it a try! Some grease from a hardware store or auto parts store might be better.