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Have an older sherwood turntable model st-905 linear direct drive. when i press the button the tonearm humms but will not move

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I had a similar problem and found that manually moving the arm back and forth along the tube several times "loosened up the mechanics. They get stiff after sitting a long time. B e sure to protect the needle!

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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This should work with some modifications for your specific controls...

Make a note of the tracking force setting.


Make sure the turntable is level.


Unplug the power to the turntable.

Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.

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Unplug the power to the turntable and place it on a perfectly level surface.

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Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
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Disengage the tonearm elevation control. The tonearm will either float or drop. This is why we have no power, just in case it hits the platter.
Adjust the counterweight until the tonearm floats exactly horizontal. Use the flat portion of the tonarm rest as a gauge.
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