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Technics Table spins left and right in the on position

My Table just started randomly spinning left 3 inches then back right 3 inches in the on position.  It will do this back and forth until i press the start button.  Then the table works perfectly and spins like normal with no problems.  Please advise!!!!  Any help would be appreciated
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You have an issue with your drive circuits. Only a service tech can diagnose and repair this. It's not easy.

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