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Dual 1246 turn table when turned on to start auto play the LP it starts fine, lifts tone arm, moves toward the record, before it clears the tone arm support it drops onto the support and turns off.

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SOURCE: table turns only once in a while.

The problem is probably the belt. When a belt gets old it tends to stretch and/or get stiff. Listen to see if you hear the motor turning. If it comes on when you lift the arm, it is not the switch.

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Tone arm won't drop

This is a tough one. There is usually a series of gears that function in unison to make all the magic happens. These gears are usually set in motion by a smaller belt located inside the unit. If this belt has come off or is damaged, your unit will not work. Or, if the gears have cracked, or dried up, same issue.

Suggest taking it to a service center for repair.


- OPTiC
Turntable Technician
www.1200s.com

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Dual 1229 tone arm sets down short of record start on LP

Isn't there a little knob with a +/- setting that allows you to move the indexing in or out from the edge of the groove? Play with that and see if you can't get it dialed in a little better...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Tone arm moves to the middle rather than the beginning

There is 33and 45. that's the size of the record.There should be a level to change from one to the other.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: tone arm comes out and touches record, then goes back to cradle

See what kind of arm position sensing elements are used in your turntable (micro switches, optics or possibly other) and check if they work correctly - sometimes a microswitch can be damaged or have oxydized internal contacts or a badly soldered / broken wire and it will not function properly, causing the unit to stop automatically, the same might happen if the sensor is of optical type and there is some dust or broken wires or if the emmiter or sensor is damaged. Also, it could be a problem with the part that activates the switch / optics, it might be displaced or damaged.

If all sensors / switches seem to work well, then check the section which has wires going to those sensors / switches, it's the next probable location of the fault (it might be an electronic controller so there could be damage to some components, broken wires, dirty connectors or bad solder contacts).

It could as well be something else in the mechanisms, wiring or electronics, i just suggested a few things that might cause the malfunction you described.

Hope you can get it fixed.

regards

3rq8 (Triarcuate)

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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