Page 1 of 1

Audio Technica AT-PL50 Turntable Keeps Shutting Off

Posted: 16 Sep 2019 19:43
by mkbchi
Back in April of 2010, I saw someone posted a question regarding their Audio Technica AT-PL50 turntable:
If I hit the start button, the tone arm comes out and the platter starts spinning. The tone arm goes to the proper position over the record, drops (hear crackling for a millisecond) and then lifts back up and goes back to the tone arm cradle, and the platter stops spinning.
I am having the same problem, it doesn't matter if it's 12" or 7," the tonearm keeps returning to the cradle. It was only doing it intermittently before, now it's every record. On the other post, a course of action was suggested, open it up and see what's going on with the stop mechanism. What exactly would one be looking for and what to do if/when they find it? Is there an adjustment or replacement that needs to be made? TY!