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When I select the automatic feature on my turntable the platter starts turning immediately even with arm in the rest. Then, when the arm reaches the end of the album it doesn't lift the arm and stop t

Only thing I've tried is pressing and releasing the auto/manual switch on the turntable.

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Wild guess but try this with the power off. Rotate the platter clockwise about 5-10 turns. You may feel internal mechanical engagement as you do it. The cueing mechanism may cycle it through its motion and return it to the rest.

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hi,
check the belt may be broken or loose. if found so replace it.
ok

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Hi, I;m not familiar with that exact model however the problem you are describing is commonly caused by the automatic operation at some point not being allowed to complete its full operation. Ie the tonearm has been returned manually to its rest position before reaching the end of the record. Try this. With the player not powered up lift the tonearm across to the record run off groove and sit it there. You may feel some resistance which is normal as the mech has to eswt itself. Now turn on the power and turntable. The arm should automatically return from there to its rest. Try auto operation after that. Let me know how you go. Cheers John. styluscity@gmail.com

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Leo J. Nesuahecner The bottom of the tone arm shaft has a white plastic cup with a single screw in it. You need to remove a large square plastic cover also with a single screw to access the cup. This cup has a magnet in it. As the arm rotates to the end of the record this magnet trips a switch that pops the solenoid under the start stop lever. By loosening the screw on the white cup you can rotate the cup so the magnet hits it's switch sooner or later . It is touchy so prepare to to spend time fiddling with it. There is a small pointer on the cup you can use to grab with your fingernail to rotate the cup counter or clockwise. Hardest part is standing the table on end and operating all functions with the left hand and rotating the cup to various positions. Remember to gently tighten the screw after each adjustment or it will move when the tone arm is moved.

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Hi, I;m not familiar with that exact model however the problem you are describing is commonly caused by the automatic operation at some point not being allowed to complete its full operation. Ie the tonearm has been returned manually to its rest position before reaching the end of the record. Try this. With the player not powered up lift the tonearm across to the record run off groove and sit it there. You may feel some resistance which is normal as the mech has to eswt itself. Now turn on the power and turntable. The arm should automatically return from there to its rest. Try auto operation after that. Let me know how you go. Cheers John. styluscity@gmail.com

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Basically, like almost any other turntable.

Look up the recommended tracking force for your cartridge/stylus.

Unplug the power to the turntable.
Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.
Set the Tracking and Anti-skating controls to 0.
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Basically, like almost any other turntable.

Look up the recommended tracking force for your cartridge/stylus.
Unplug the power to the turntable.
Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.
Set the Tracking and Anti-skating controls to 0.
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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there are not much electronic circuit for controlling the mechanism. all mecanical movements. there are only switches to sense staring and ending. remove the power and do the following

while holding the tone arm in its rest position, slowly turn the platter by hand clock wise at least 10 rotation to clear the machanism's automatic cycle.

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A) Remove the record mat from the turntable platter
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B) If the drive belt is not around the motor pulley: Lift
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C) With the turntable platter bottom side up, place the
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I do not quite understand your description. However, the motor switch is underneath the deck and is very sensitive to adjust if you have to.

Try starting from scratch with no record on the turntable, the protector over the stylus. and the arm lifted with the cue button. The motor should not be running.

Gently move the arm towards the platter. The motor should start up.

Continue gently moving the arm across the platter slowly until you hear a slight clicking noise.

The arm should try to lift (it's already up) and return to the rest - it will stay up, of course.

After one more rotation of the platter the motor then switches off, or is supposed to at least, by a cam under the platter. You should hear the click as it does so.

It is all a matter of adjustment, and any knocks or bangs the deck may have had may have changed the set-up.

The STOP button you mention is so that you can start the arm lift- and -return cycle at any point on the record. It is not a switch.

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