I'm having some trouble with my new Okki Nokki and I'm wondering whether some more experienced users could give me some hints. There are three points - but first one is the really important one...
1. Up until now, I used it on records that clearly needed cleaning - and that's what the machine certainly managed to do. Sound-wise, I noticed an improvement, too - but as I said, these were basically records that were bought at car boot sales and that were rather dirty. Now I tried it out on a record in mint condition. Before cleaning it, there were virtually no ticks or other noises present when I played the record. Afterwards, the situation was unfortunately very different - there were very clear crackling noises that were therefore introduced by the cleaning process. I ran the vacuum for a maximum of 2 rotations and otherwise followed the instructions as set out in the manual to the point.
What is going on? I cannot possibly imagine that this is the way it should be?
2. I'm having some trouble draining the cleaning liquid from the machine. I have followed the instructions in the manual, but the liquid flows extremely slowly through the tube. I have resorted to propping up the machine and leaving it alone for a while, but when I return (10-15 minutes later), there's still a very slow trickle of individual drops coming from the tube. At no time does the liquid come out in any greater quantities - not even at the very beginning. It feels as if it went through a filter of some sorts. Is there any obstruction?
3. After having cleaned two or three sides, the machine usually leaves a noticeable trace of liquid remaining at the outer edge of the record (and only there) - maybe about a square centimeter in size or slightly bigger. I can get rid of this by vacuuming this part of the record a second time, but this is not according to the manual, since I'm now basically vacuuming a largely dry record. Given that the remaining patch of liquid is only in one position, does this suggest that the strips may be faulty (or improperly mounted)? Or is it OK to perform a second vacuum for this spot alone? (BTW, I also felt that the crackling introduced on the formerly mint record was particularly bad where the liquid had not been fully removed by the machine).
As I said, the first point is most important. I suppose that the crackling noise is not the result of physical damage, so I'm hoping to get rid of it again.
I also wrote to the manufacturer but haven't heard from them yet.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!