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Record player - sound only plays out of one speaker

I have a Pro-Ject Debut III turntable and have it hooked up to a stereo received and two speakers. Usually when I play music one of the speakers doesn't work. Occasionally when I change the weight on the turntable arm thing it will work, i guess because it causes the needle to hit the record in a different spot. The company I got the turntable from sent me a new cartridge but it's still doing the same thing. I don't think it's the speakers or connection to the speakers since it works on radio. Does anyone know what I could do to fix this?

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Your tracking and anti-skate are not set correctly.

If you have the manual for this unit, it should have directions for setting these.

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It would seem that you posted the problem here also. With your kind permission, I will repost my excerpts of my responses that others may benefit on similar concerns.

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