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Table turns only once in a while.

Lately when i try to play a record, the turntable will not move when i lift the arm, it will turn sometimes, i was told its a switch malfunction at the back of the arm.

any ideas?

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The problem is probably the belt. When a belt gets old it tends to stretch and/or get stiff. Listen to see if you hear the motor turning. If it comes on when you lift the arm, it is not the switch.

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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