I am new on here and have recently bought a second hand Planar 3 from the late 90's i think.
I am having a bit of trouble with the lifting arm at the moment. When you pull the arm up, it lifts smoothly and then lowers smoothly, however it will not lift enough to get the cartridge above the record. The cartridge is an ortofon 2m red, and i have even tried putting a 2mm spacer unter the tone arm to help, but it is still too low.
I have also looked around the web where people suggest you can undo the small hex grub screw and simply raise the plastic arm cap slightly. However mine seems to be stuck fast. I have even tried a pair of need nose pliers gently hoding the brass piston arm and trying to prise the head up, but to no avail. Is there something i am doing wrong?