My record player has poor audio quality
Record makes scratchy, unpleasant sound
Record is dirty
Using a record cleaner or a soft rag, gently clean the surface of the disc to remove dirt or dust. Be careful as not to scratch the surface. If record has substantial damage or scratching, no amount of cleaning will fix sound issues, however.
Stylus is dirty
[Stylus] Needle located on end of record player arm that comes in contact with the record
Carefully remove any visible dust accumulating on the end of the stylus, using a soft rag or tweezers. DO NOT PULL END OF STYLUS.
Stylus is worn out or broken
If none of these solutions work, the stylus may have excessive wear and needs to be replaced. Save the stylus you have, and contact a local record store or the original manufacturer to obtain the correct stylus. See Cleaning/Replacing the Stylus
My record player sounds too quiet
Sound Playing Quietly From Player, not Speakers
Volume control knob faulty
Speakers not plugged in
Make sure both speakers are plugged in to the left and right spots indicated in the back. Plug them in all the way.
Check Aux/Phono Setting
Make sure the unit is on the Aux/Phono setting for the unit to play out the speakers
Speakers not working
If speakers are plugged in, the speakers may be defective. Consider taking them to an audio repair shop.
Speakers not compatible
If using an auxiliary extension in the speaker spot, the speakers used must be compatible. The original speakers are designed for this unit.
Record Playing Too Fast/Too Slow
Music sounds like Barry White or Alvin and the Chipmunks
Incorrect Speed Setting
The turntable has settings for 33 1/3, 45, and 78 rpm. Most records play at 33 1/3 rpm, and singles at 45. Make sure the speed is correct for your record.
Belt worn down
Over time, the motor belt may get worn and slip, causing an inconsistent or slow speed. Check to see if the belt is worn or misaligned, and replace if necessary. First see the Disassembly Guide then follow the link in the Disassembly Guide to the Belt Repair Guide.
Record Not Playing At All
No lights on display, no rotation
Record Player Lost Power
Reset the unit by unplugging the connection and plugging it back in. Power it up again.
If the table will not rotate, though not likely, the motor may be broken. In this case the motor must be replaced. First click the Disassembly Guide then follow the link to the motor repair guide.
If this solution fails to restore power and sound, check to see if external wiring is frayed or damaged. Also, check the condition of the plug. Test the outlet by plugging in another appliance and powering that. If these do not work, check the internal wiring connections. Follow the steps covered in the Disassembly Guide then visually check to see if the internal wiring is not damaged.
Player Making Grinding Noise
Grinds during certain angles of rotation
Adjustment Screw Loose
The table may be loose in this case. The adjustment screw atop the board can be tightened to make the table locked in the correct position.
Belt Alignment Off
Make sure the drive belt is aligned properly. It must fit tightly with the pulley. See the Disassembly Guide and then follow the link in the Disassembly Guide to the Belt Repair Guide.