New memberUsername: Paulsands
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Platinum MemberUsername: Jan_b_vigne
Post Number: 18067
At times automatic tables get caught mid-cycle. This normally occurs when the table as been moved but you can try the same remedy no matter.
Hold the arm lightly as you give the platter a good hard spin in a clockwise direction. If the auto mechanism is jammed, this should move the arm across the distance to the platter and attempt to lower the arm into the lead in groove. The arm will them move to the end of the disc location and raise before moving back to rest.
Obviously, you don't want to arm to settle down on the record so hold it above and provide only enough support to keep the arm from lowering. If you've given the platter a good hard spin, it will move rather quickly. You might even want to remove the stylus assembly for its own protection before you try this. Just the stylus, not the cartridge.
If you try this, say, three times and the problem doesn't resolve itself, then there are more serious issues which would require a technician's assistance. Unfortunately, these tables were not serviced due to the initial cost. When the broke, you bought another table.
Have you moved the table at all in the recent past?