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Sound problems on my turntables

I have my turntables hooked up to a sherwood receiver and they worked great. Recently I have been having a problem with the volume and quality of sound, no matter how loud I turn them up they wont get any louder. They also make a humming noise when at a higher decible. I dont have the receiver grounded only because I'm not sure what to ground it to, could this be the problem?

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Yes ground the turn tables usally have ground wire u tie on to bolt on back

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