Under the tone arm next to the lever ther is a sort of plastic bar which lifts the tone arm when lever is up right, look along that bar and there is a screw which you turn as you would to tighten anything.you will see the bar move down,try again and if you still have the same problem repeat the process till done......
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When you say the 'turn table into the play position' I assume that you mean the stylus arm (that holds the needle). Make sure that the turntable is made to automatically move the arm into the play position. Some turntables are manual, and do not have this feature. If yours does, the mechanism operates off a series of levers and cams that are operated off the turntable motor. Make sure that they are not jammed, and are lightly lubricated. There should be a lever control that sends the unit into the automatic mode. Move the lever to automatic, and watch the mechanism move and see if it is being jammed.
I gather you don't know how to adjust the tonearm. First put the stylus pressure, and antiskating to zero. Balance the tonearm for a free floating position. Ortofon cartridges will list the stylus pressure, generally 1.5 grams. Dial in the correct pressure, and set the antiskating to the same as the stylus pressure. If you require more assistance, or would like to inquire about repairing your Technics, please visit my website at audioserviceclinic.com. You may contact me there. Thank you.
Please make 100% certain the needle is still in place... To test this *GENTLY* rub your fingertip over it and you should hear noise from the speakers when you do. If there is NO noise then there is likely no needle. Did you put the protective device on the needle/arm for the move? Is it still on there? Sorry Mate, that the only thing I've got to help....
If the force is towards the center of the disk, it's OK, it's the antiskating force. Set antiskating at 0, set the weight at 0gr, turn around the makeweight in order to set the tone arm parallel to the disk. With the antiskating at 0 the tone arm will stay parallel to the disk in the place you leave it. With the antiskating at any other position the tone arm will stay parallel to the disk going towards the center of the disk.
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I have also had this problem with the same model turntable. I opened mine up and the problem seems to have been that the grease on the arm lift and cueing lever was gumming up the linkage between the two. (I suspect that my turntable hadn't been used in some time.) I managed to free up the parts by manually working the the arm lift (pressing it down) several times. I'm not sure that I needed to open up the chasis for this fix but it did help me to see what was going on. Good luck with yours.