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I have a new turntable the Model: AT-LP3BK and the tonearm

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I have a new turntable the Model: AT-LP3BK and the tonearm just skates across the record
JA: How long have you had your AT-LP3BK?
Customer: just purchased
JA: What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've tried setting the counterweight to 2 and balance the tone arm but it still skates.
JA: Anything else you want the Electronics Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I haven't gotten any sound out of it yet so I guess I'm pretty lost..
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  Russell H. replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I can get it to play.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 8 months ago.

Can the tonearm / needle go below the rim of the record, when you lower the tonearm (carefully! so as not to drop the needle onto the case of the record player and damage the needle / cartridge perhaps...) ? if not, then the 'skating' may be owing to your having the 'minimum height' (when lowered) of the tone-arm set too high. Set it a bit lower, with adjustment screws at the base (according to your turntable manual) and all should be well thereafter. Let me know how it goes, please.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Can’t
Expert:  Russell H. replied 8 months ago.

Can the tonearm / needle go below the rim of the record, when you lower the tonearm (carefully! so as not to drop the needle onto the case of the record player and damage the needle / cartridge perhaps...) ? if not, then the 'skating' may be owing to your having the 'minimum height' (when lowered) of the tone-arm set too high. Set it a bit lower, with adjustment screws at the base (according to your turntable manual) and all should be well thereafter. Let me know how it goes, please.

Expert:  Russell H. replied 8 months ago.

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