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Kenwood KD 3070 turntable

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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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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Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • Jacqueline H Diaz Jul 26, 2013

    I have tightened and loosened the set screw perhaps 100 times and cannot get the arm to unlock. There's a black plastic, approximately 80 degree, arc that is restricting the movement of the arm. I'm not even sure it was put there in order to lock the arm or whether it actually belongs there.

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