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My Mt 750 Fisher turns on the table spins a moment but the arm does not move what is wrong?


What you have is a record changer; and malfunctions today are probably more likely that in the past--even after the prestigious Fisher name and price had been largely supplanted in the post war years--before mfg quality control as a customer fault under protection (for sellers) by Warranty dodges had come to the fore. (In actuality, while record changers would would have been favored by record producers--for the rapid rate at which they destroy records--they would have been looked upon with disdain by pro disc jocks as well as high-end audio equipment producers (including Fisher) in favor of single play turntables that don't destroy records that must be played "on the air," repeatedly, hundreds of times per week in successsion.)

1. Did you unclip the tone arm from its resting post?
2. Remove record and turn off platter (name for a turntable record support) drive motor, and unplug the player machine.
  1. While manually rotating platter in PLAY direction (that's CW), actuate PLAY lever to its extent, release, and watch for tone arm movement as you continue platter hand rotation.
    1. (Oh yes, make sure the record hold-down arm is up and rotated outward to prevent hold-down-arm drop from causing changer to return tone arrm to stow post and dis-actuating START lever...such features once accurately called "self stop,: today inaccurately called "auto stop."
      1. ...by the way, could your problem be that you did not lower hold-down arm onto record(s)? ...making the changer mechanism below the platter "think" that all records had been played...so that it swung and stowed tone arm and then Self Stopped the player rather than repeat-playing the top-of-stack record (in order to save changer and record wear and tear)? Is your problem now solved? Just in case not, continue...
  2. As you hand rotate and watch, the tone arm (and release spindle with no record on it) should "recapitulate" its normal, record changing and playing motions--you are simply "handing" in for the platter motor.
  3. If there is a "hitch in the changer's stride" (that means a jam) it will also occur and be felt operating the changer manually. At that point, you will have "set" the changer mechanism in conflict-fault position for facilitating inspection to find the specific problem.
  4. Note that since record-changer-/turntable-type players are permanently confined to level-only use, that means the turntable/changer platform need not be affixed to its base (some are--some aren't) so it might be possible to simply lift the turntable/changer platform assembly up off the base to inspect underneath. Some (possibly most) turntables/ changers, on the other hand, are apt to be fastened to the base (lest the furniture be bumped into...but those typically did little more than prevent tone arms from skating some ot the time) in a suspension arrangement (if not rigidly) that incorporates helical thrust springs and hold-down screws at each hold down point, typically 4 in number. Detaching the platform is apt to involve simply looseing and then over loosening the screws...or by some other obvious or not so obvious means.
    1. Being mindful of any hard-connected wires, unfasten, lift, and invert changer platform to inspect underneath.
    2. Take appropriate corrective action at point of jamming.
    3. Revert and refasten platform and re-run manual-unpowered operation to confirm corrections.
    4. Return power to player and test using a record.
    5. Thank yourself for posting your question...if all or some of the above works.

Oct 19, 2014 | Audio Players & Recorders

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My turn table arm will not go down to the record and play it. I can get the arm to go up and allow me to take it over but when I bring the lever down the arm will not go down and just goes back over


Yes, the arm in binding in the gears that move it. You will need to remove some screws and open up the cover. Take pictures to remember how to reassemble. Also make sure to keep each screw in the right place on reassembly

look for binding gears. Oil plastic gears with silicone based oil. It is also possible that the gears are too worn and are no longer aligned and no amount of oil will help you.

God luk.

Jun 30, 2014 | ION Profile Lp Usb Turntable

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Turn table doesn't start when tone arm is lifted


Did it used to start when you lifted the tonearm?

Many turntables start when the arm is moved over the record.

Jan 29, 2013 | Audio Players & Recorders

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ION Profile LP Vinyl-to-MP3 Turntable, tone arm won't drop


I've got the same problem. When you put therecord on, spin it from the centre, and it will release the mechanism inside,this is what I do, and it works fine. I think the problem is that there are twoplates under the turntable, and there was grease between them, after a few goesthe grease disappears, causing the problem.

May 22, 2012 | Audio Players & Recorders

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The arm with the needle slides across the LP record - doesn't pick up sound


This is often a problem when you are using a 78 needle on a 45 or 33 record. Some needles can be flipped, so check to see if yours is able to flip between the 78 and 33 setting. If not, you may simply need a new one.

Jan 03, 2012 | Philco PC-841.651 Turntable

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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

Nov 09, 2011 | Crosley 0187SST Turntable

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Needle skips along records.


3 causes
1. Bad stylus.
2. Not enough weight - adjust weight on end of arm, or turn knob with numbers up slowly bit by bit, trying a record each time till it stops but doesn't "rumble".
3. Adjust anti-skate control if it's got one. Again bit by bit, testing with record.

Aug 28, 2011 | Sony Audio Players & Recorders

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Recently purhcased new Gemini T 1000 turntable and it skips constantly when playing records. I allowed more weight to be assigned to the needle on the record and it helped slightly (up to about 1.5 from...


I'm no expert, but based on the general idea of operation for a turntable, it sounds like the arm is getting bound up or being hindered in some way. If you pick the arm up and swing it back and forth manually, can you feel a place in the movement that seems to have some degree of resistance? You would want to move the arm very slowly and feel for even the slightest amount of resistance. It doesn't take much force to hold the arm from advancing. An ill positioned wire in the base of the arm could be the culprit or if the unit has an automated return home mechanism, there could be a problem there as well. Maybe working the arm back and forth manually several times to its fullest allowable extension, will help to eliminate the impediment. Do this caringly and without excessive force. I hope this helps.

Jul 11, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Hi. I'm have a problem with my Technics SL-BD20 turn table I've just purchased. When putting the arm onto the LP it just skips over the surface to the middle. Why does it do that? Cheers.


Try adjusting the tone arm weight so that the arm will be slightly heavier.

If this does not help, see if the tone arm manual lift handle is operational and fully released when the arm sits on the record.

Another possible cause are the tone arm position sensors inside the unit.

Hope you can fix it.

regards

Triarcuate

Oct 01, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Machine appears to record per instruction manual but will not play anything back and the instruction manual includes NOTHING on playback except to hit STOP when we're through recording, back up to the...


it appears to be recording but is it really?
when you are recording there are two levels you should see moving up and down on the screen. the input volume and the recording volume per track. dont forget to arm the track. tascam has a silly way to arm the track on some of there unit. its combination of buttons. something like hold down the record button and press the track arm button then release both. when youre ready to record press play.

Feb 22, 2009 | Tascam DP01 All-In-One Recording Package...

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