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I didn't touch the pitch adj control, i didn't touch the reset button, i just put on a record press play then it run sometime fast and slow and fast and slow and..

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  • Rob Beech May 11, 2010

    These are Quartz direct drive units. Does the pitch control still alter the pitch?

    I'd advise contacting your local Technics service centre for repair.


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This is an issue with the main drive circuits. You have what we call the 'washing machine' affect.

Only a qualified technican can repair this for you. Not too costly, if the tech knows what to look for. If not, then he will spend many wasted hours trying to find the damaged circuits. Make sure you explain the issue to them and ask if they've fixed it before.

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