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How do you go about adjusting a tone arm on a record player?

I purchased a record player over 30 years ago. I recently found a replacement needle for it but the needle just slides across the records. Now I've noticed that the tone arm leans to one side when the needle makes contact with the record. Do you know how I can adjust the arm or somewhere I can take it in Houston, TX to have it repaired?

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Unfortunately, I am unable to find any service information on you particular record player. If you can provide the model number I can dig a little deeper and see if I can find some additional information.
by Manage My Life
June 13th, 2011
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PS.

Stylus pressure should be no greater than a few grams.
by Manage My Life
June 12th, 2011
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Essentially you will use a small scale or balance that you will place the stylus on to to read the stylus pressure. Adjustment should be made with some sort of rotary mech on the back side of the tonearm fulcrum.
by Manage My Life
June 12th, 2011
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afritz afritz
A record player is such a beautiful piece that really puts that finishing vintage look in a home. It is always good to keep up with maintaining a record player especially to keep it running smoothly. I have taken some time to research your question and found a great link that will be able to adjust your tone arm on your record player. I attached the link below for you to view while you wait on an experts response. I hope the link that is provided is very helpful. Have a great rest of your weekend.
by afritz afritz
June 11th, 2011
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