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Adjust tone arm

I need to adjust the initial tone arm stopping area where the tone arm sets down to play the record. The tone arm sets down on the edge of the record and then falls off the record edge so I have to pick up the tone arm and place on the record to play it. It is a Model RP218-12 RCA turntable.

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Usually there is a hole towards the back of where the tonearm is mounted that adjusts the set down area. Be aware that some have two holes one for set down and one for pick up of tonearm. These can be adjusted with a flat blade screwdriver. Check and see with a good flashlight. Adjust slowly and check to make sure you are turning it in the correct direction.

Posted on May 08, 2014

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    Brushy2 May 08, 2014

    Thanks for the information. Mine has one hole and the adjustment worked. It works fine now.

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I think it's kind of cheap to ask someone to pay $10 for an answer to one question. Sheesh!
I haven't gotten the answer yet, but a local stereo store pointed me in the right direction. Thanks anyway.

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take the turntable arm by your hand and place it above the record,then use the up and down lever to lower arm on record!!

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SOURCE: My brandnew songwriter is not playing records

the arm on my floor record player keeps going back and forth never going down.

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SOURCE: I've just set up my Technics SL D212 turntable after moving house. It keeps skidding across records. I've tried the usual adjustments and leveled the turntable. Any clues?

Please make 100% certain the needle is still in place... To test this *GENTLY* rub your fingertip over it and you should hear noise from the speakers when you do. If there is NO noise then there is likely no needle.
Did you put the protective device on the needle/arm for the move? Is it still on there?
Sorry Mate, that the only thing I've got to help....

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