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Emerson NR303TT Record Player Not Playing Lead Channel

I have an Emerson NR303TT combo unit (record player, CD player, radio, cassette player). I'm having trouble with the record player portion. When you play a record the channel with the lead vocals doesn't play. You can hear the vocals being picked up at the needle, if you have good hearing such as I do. But It's not coming out of the speakers. Doesn't appear to be the speakers themselves, because the CD player plays all sound channels fine. It's NOT the record, because I've troubleshot with multiple records. And I've tested the records themselves on my other record player. I took a look at the insides and I can't see anything obviously unscrewed or disconnected at the record player end. It's hard to see because the CD player unit is in the way and I didn't want to disassemble the entire unit. I messed with the needle a bit the other day, pulling it down a bit, and all the channels played for a short bit. Does this sound like it's a needle issue? I want to sell the unit since I don't play CDs or Tapes anymore (iTunes is responsible for the one and water damage for the other).

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    chriss576 Feb 25, 2012

    Perhaps it might be an issue with the springs? There appear to be three springs that the record player deck 'floats' on. I noticed that my other record players just spin in a circle in a nice, flat pattern. But the platter on rotates in a slightly wavy way. Though, there's never any interruption of the sound. There's just that one channel that doesn't make it to the speakers.

    Could it be an issue with one of the wires going from the needle head being bad?



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