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Tonearm can be adjusted to travel back to its support. At the base of the tonearm is a small rubber stopper. Remove the stopper and insert a flat blade screwdriver into the slot beneath. Turn to the left and then test arm for repositioning correct. Adjust until its correct. John
This picture is from the manual for a DP-29F, a similar belt-drive turntable:
The view is through the rectangular hole in the platter you see with the turntable mat removed. This picture is from the setup section for a new turntable, so the ribbon tape won't be on your belt. But it shows how the belt should go around the drive roller (it's the shaft of the drive motor underneath). Other than the routing of the belt over the roller, there's nothing else to connect. If the belt is working correctly (hasn't stretched so it's too loose), the roller drives the belt which in turn spins the platter. If your turntable isn't turning, either the belt is too loose to transmit the motion, the drive motor isn't spinning, or something is binding and preventing the platter from turning.
through the platter motor access window, unhook belt from motor spindle (usually brass) which is exposed on the left side when you remove the mat.
Now give the motor a spin with your thumb/index finger. repeat up to maybe a dozen times. sometimes a motor like this will get a dead spot where a bit of debris will 'gum up the works' and stop the electrical contact it needs to spin.
if it does start working by some miracle, then just let is sit and run at 45rpm for hours or even days, this may kinda rub off some very light corrosion that might have built up on the armature over the years. (if it is a brush type motor)
This turntable design has a direct drive system instead of belt drive (two types). If this unit has been in storage for some time, it has most likely been at hot or cold tempuratures - not good for any electronic/mechanical system.
My guess is that the direct drive motor needs to be rebuilt - internal friction is probably keeping it from operating at proper speed. Best to consult with a repair shop that can handle direct drive turntables - several on the internet, if you cannot find one locally.
Most turntables have the belt wrapped around the bottom of the turntable platter, and then around the motor. You'll have to remove the rubber mat, to expose some holes on the platter, where you can squeeze your fingers in to pinch/wrap the belt around the motor shaft - generally on the lower left side. You can't miss it.
Also, for future reference, here is the operating manual for your unit, and it has instructions on replacement the belt - it is on page 6: