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Technics 1210 tone arm is really stiff.

The tone arm is extremely stiff when moving horizontally. It's so stiff that it doesn't move across a record when i try and play it. It simply stays in the same spot. I assumed that it must be something to do with the weights, particularly the anti skate, but after messing around with all the weights the problem persists. Could it be something to do with dust? Any help you can give would be much appreciated. 
Thanks in advance, Tim

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  • longtimer Jan 22, 2008

    I really have no idea about the mechanics of the deck. What's the best solution to hard grease?

  • longtimer Jan 22, 2008

    Right well seeing as I really don't have much of a clue I think i'll bring it somewhere and see if they can fix it. Don't want to mess it up like I probably would.



    Thanks a million for your help.

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Sounds more like the grease is hard

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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    Cary Farah Jan 22, 2008

    you would have to take the arm apart and remove the old grease and replace with new turntable grease, you have to be careful of the are the ball bearings are sensitive don't over tighten

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