jdjohn wrote:Sorry you're having trouble with your new toy, Tink. The first thing I would check is to make sure the shut-off bar (part 234 668) is properly attached to the tonearm segment (236 915). There should be a washer (maybe white nylon?) and e-clip securing the bar to a peg on the segment.
jdjohn wrote:Hmmm...might be either the cam follower lever (168 in the diagrams) or the anti-skate lever (248). Those aren't part numbers, but rather the label numbers in the diagrams.
jdjohn wrote:That actually sounds like position item 101 - yoke spring - which is part of the speed control assembly.
For your auto-start and tonearm issue, have you tried locking the tonearm in the rest, and then flip the start switch and let it cycle through in the locked position? Sometimes going through that process will reset it.
jdjohn wrote:Yeah, if yours has a cover on the bottom of it, that sounds like one of the staples that would hold the bottom cover onto the plinth around the edge.
Is the control lever properly seated into its support, and the peg into the main cam track? If not, and the lever is pressing onto the pimpel, it would restrict movement, and if the peg is not in the cam track, proper movement of the arm as the peg traces through the track would not occur.
..... I did just now find a small metal part that looks like an elongated letter J about 1" long on the longest end and 1/2" on the other side and about 1/8" at the 180 degree bend.