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Turntable arm will not lower - the guide just pushes it back to the off position

The guide raises when we lift the arm to place it on the record, preventing the arm from lowering enough to touch the record. The arm then just returns to the home position. The record player was working properly, but the next morning this behavior started with no clear cause.

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Try to do this

1. unplug the turntable
2. raise the arm
3. put it over the record
4. lower it which will not lower you said
5. push the arm to the very end close to the label
6. rotate the turntable by hand and it should take it through the whole return cycle of the arm and lower and finish the motion
7. then plug in and it should come back to normal

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