Question about Sony PS-LX250H Turntable

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Turns off I have a sony ps-lx5 but I'm sure most turntables are simular. I turn it on and the arm sits on the record for a few seconds then returns to the cradle. I've tried 45's and 33's and it does the dame thing. It's been very reliable until now. Some help please.

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  • musicperson Jul 21, 2008

    My PS-LX250H has been working until today. It starts, the arm moves over the record, drops on the record for less than a second, goes back to it's resting position and turns off. This is the pattern for any and all records. I have no idea how this problem got started. No clue how to repair it.

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    The same thing happened to me. I have no idea how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. I have no idea how it started.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    i am soo disappointed. this is obviously a defect for many users. This is so not like sony.

  • lakeheadstu Jan 17, 2009

    I hate this damn turntable. Whenever the platter starts spinning it initiates the stop sequence. This happens when I press START and when I raise the tone arm and move it over the record.

    As well, many records will skip on my turntable but will not skip on others. I wish there were adjustments on the turntable for antiskate and tracking force, but I guess sony didn't think we needed them.

  • Maggie1234 Mar 19, 2009

    I have a sony Ps-lx250H turntable and only had it for a couple of months. The arms touches the record but then lifts off again and goes back to the cradle. The records are cleaned and just cleaned the stylus.



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I had the exact same problem for a while, but was able to fix it. I somehow disabled and turned off the stopping sequence completely by lifting the platter, and rotating the plastic cog counter clockwise to it's limit. Somehow this odd solution worked great. Though I sacrificed the stop sequence, it saved me money buying another one and also the extreme annoyance of the dysfunctional arm.

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If you look at the main gear there are 2 metal pieces (one on top of the other )if you add a little more grease between the two (give it a little more friction) that has fixed the problem for me

only needs very little . i took some from underneath the bottom metal piece and put it between

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Sounds like the gear for the tonearm might be damaged. No easy fix on this, will need to take to a service center for repair.

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I'm having the exact same problem! It is so annoying.

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