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Tone arm does not retract right

When the album finishes, the tone arm doesn't lift up, it starts to go back to the stand, but across the record itself scratching it badly.

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Hello, A. Do not try to close the case when there is a record inside!! The fact that the turntable cannot do this is not a design flaw--you'll be hard pressed to find a portable turntable that can close with a record inside because if you were to pick up the player with one inside, it could easily slip off of the spindle and scratch against the sides of the player.
B. Are you using the cueing lever to lift the tone arm before you place it on the record? Read the instructions to see where the cuing lever is (it's a little switch on the right side of the tone arm). When you lift it, the tone arm will lift up and allow you to position it wherever you want on a record, then you depress the lever to make the tone arm touch the record and being playing.
I hope that helps!

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Tone arm retracts before recording is complete (CR-245)

The nickel on the tone arm is the best solution that I have found. I taped a nickel onto the head of the tone arm about 1/4 inch back from the point of the stylus and then taped 3 quarters near the fulcrum to slightly counterweight the nickel's effect. This fixed one of the disc skiing that my Crosley had when I first got it. A new stylus is in the mail and I will try the new needle without the nickel and quarters to see if the original needle was just bad.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Cr79 tone arm stops too early

I started having this problem with my Crosley. The automatic stop occurs because the tone arm is attached to a pivoting arm (the white plastic apparatus on mine) that switches the power on and off. When the arm moves toward the center, the pivoting member moves closer to the axis of the platter. When it gets close enough, a ridge on the axis presses the pivoting arm, thus turning it off. The works seem to be calibrated for a standard size records; the 45's I was playing had grooves too far in, so the power was cut before the records end. There may be a way to readjust the point when the pivot comes into contact with the ridge on the axis. However, in a fit of pique and concern that the record could be damaged (not to mention my irritation at the sound of a record coming to a dead stop), I did disable the automatic stop. To do this, file off the ridge, which is the raised line on the black cylinder portion of the platter. You'll have to remove the platter, of course, which can be done by taking off the c-shaped pin which is around the metal axis at the center of the platter. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Tone arm keeps returning to rest on Crosley CR249

Hi, Try this. with it turned off. Lift tone arm across a record to the run out groove and set it down. Now power up and hopefully it will reset itself. In all honesty I would sell it and get a decent old school player. John. Styluscity.com

Posted on Nov 11, 2011

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B. Are you using the cueing lever to lift the tone arm before you place it on the record? Read the instructions to see where the cuing lever is (it's a little switch on the right side of the tone arm). When you lift it, the tone arm will lift up and allow you to position it wherever you want on a record, then you depress the lever to make the tone arm touch the record and being playing.
I hope that helps!

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