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On my Technics 1210 mk2 turntables everytime i press the stop button, they dont stop dead but start going in reverse. I have just replaced the pitches on them aswell. Any idea?

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I suspect the "brake" adjustment has been badly adjusted - it will need correctly adjusting.
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