The tone arm will not raise up to return to the arm rest. It skids across the record when returning. I believe the tone arm rest should raise up upon return, but it doesn't. The lever to raise and lower the horizontal bar works when the lever position is chnaged. I believe the horizontal rest should raise when the tone arm reaches the center. How can I adjust for this? Thank you for any response to this.
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Re: Kenwood KD 3070 turntable
There should be a set screw that you can tighten in order to adjust the height return. If you do not have anything like this, perhaps your record is raised too much. How thick is your rubber mat? Do you have any other mats sitting on top of this?
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On some turntables, there is an adjustment for this. Typically, you turn a small screw to tell the turntable when to return the tone arm to its rest. You might have to look underneath the unit to find it.
The adjustment for auto return position is normally at the tone arm base on the left side under a rubber grommet. Use a flat blade screw driver to move adjustment screw, then test. Keep fine tuning until arm lifts at desired position. Cheers John. Stylus City NZ
Hi, Try this. with it turned off. Lift tone arm across a record to the run out groove and set it down. Now power up and hopefully it will reset itself. In all honesty I would sell it and get a decent old school player. John. Styluscity.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS6g9rQRF9M The Levitator is a tone arm "auto lifter" for turn tables and record players that do not have an "auto-return" feature, or has one that is broken. If your needle rides in the "wax trail-off" area of a record it can damage the needle, along with making a horrible noise. It is not enjoyable to have to babysit your records and manually take your tone arm off the record the moment it is done. The Levitator does it for you so you can relax and go about your business. When the record is done the tone arm trips the lever triggering the lifter to raise your tone arm/needle off the record. It is designed with adjustable height to fit any turntable. These are available for sale through Ebay,or please see video to order your own.
Hi, they are not an auto start model turntable. To start lift tone arm off rest and move into position at start of record. It will automatically lift and return to rest as well as shut off at end of record. cheers john ,, Styluscity.com
Have you left the tone arm lift in the up position? If not: At the end of a record the mechanism lifts the tone arm, returns it to the rest, lowers it and switches off the motor. It the motor has stopped too early, the tone arm will remain raised. You can try gently rotating the platter clockwise by hand. This may allow the return cycle to finish.