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Skatinig The arm skates across the record when it's placed down.

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    I have the same problem but mine is still doing it

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You need to adjust the downward force by adjusting the counter weight which is on the back of the tone arm. Rotate it so it's closer to the tone arm fulcrum to increase the weight on the arm, like tightening a nut on a bolt.

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When I press Start the needle moves over, drops down, then comes back up and over and stops. It does this about 95% of the time.


did you try placing the needle on the record manually? Did it work okay then or did it do as you mentioned?

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Denon dp-26F when i tried to play a record the arm just skated all the way across the record. is there a way to adjust the arm so it plays correctly?


The short answer is that you need a new stylus as the one you have is either broken or worn away so that it won't stay in the groove. It could also be out of place. Rubbing your finger on the stylus you should be able to feel it digging in. If you can't it's gone!

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Why is my crosley turntable skating across records?


First feel with your finger at the tip of the stylus. It should be sharp. If it's not report it back to the place where you bought it.
If it's sharp, then the weight on the end of the arm might have moved, meaning there is no pressure to the stylus. You can look up what it says in the manual about stylus pressure.
The other way is to test and adjust. If the weight has numbers on it set it about the middle of the numbers. Then try a record, if it skates, stop and increase the weight by moving to a higher number, not much, then test the record again. You keep doing this till the stylus stays in the groove. However don't increase it that much so it rumbles when in the groove. If that happens reduce the weight slightly and test. I find it best to test with headphones on.

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This is often a problem when you are using a 78 needle on a 45 or 33 record. Some needles can be flipped, so check to see if yours is able to flip between the 78 and 33 setting. If not, you may simply need a new one.

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The record keeps sticking in same place iv adjusted the hight weight and anti skate i know its not the carts or needles cos iv swapped those its been suggested to me tht the arm is damaged or bent even ???


Hi, have you tried manually moving the tonearm (with tt off) from its stating position across the platter to the centre? If you do this and find you get resistance at a certain point then there is damage to the tone arm base or bearings. Is the tonearm lifter going down completely?

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After placing the needle on the record it immedialty skims across the entire records to the center of the record


Check your anti-skating knob. It should be set at the same value as the tone arm weight.Also look at the needle with a magnifying glass and make sure the diamond is not broken off

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Increase the weight of the arm, check if it has anti-skate control.

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This is a question for my daughter who lives in Japan. She has a Crosley turntable she bought from Urban Outfitters. The stylus arm has suddenly started skating over the record, ie won't play anything. ...


I have no experience of Crosley turntables, however, stylus arm skating across the record surface on any turntable is normally due to the counter balance weight being incorrectly adjusted. In order to track across a record properly, the stylus must press down on to the record very lightly. If there is too little pressure, skating is what tends to happen. Too much pressure can cause distortion of the sound and excessive wear of the record.

At the pivoting end of the stylus arm, there should be a counter balence weight. This is normally adjustable (but not always - depends on quality and features of the particular turntable), and is used to set the pressure the stylus applies to the record surface, measured in grammes. The manual that came with it should tell you how to adjust it, but for most turntables stylus pressure is between 1 to 3 grammes.

If you dont have the manual, have a good look at the pivoting end of the stylus arm to see if soemthing is obviously wrong, or if not whether there is something with numbers on it that can be turned or slid. This is likley to be the counter weight. Try adjusting it.
Within reason, the stylus weight isnt critical so a "trial and error" approach wont do any harm.

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There should be an "anti-skate" adjustment to control the arm moving across the record. It is possible that lubrication has stiffened up as well. This unit may need a general overhaul/cleaning.

Dan

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Hi, sounds more like tje stylus tip is gone and therefore the needle isn't holding to the grooves rather than a tracking weight or anti skate problem. Styluscity@gmail.com

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