tone arm

I am just getting started so this is all new. But, one thing for sure, I can’t find the answer to this problem. I hope it’s simple. When starting to play/record an album, I’ll put the tone arm on the record. Within about 15 seconds , it lifts up and goes back to the cradle. How can I adjust this? Frustrating and I haven’t even begun to record !

That’s an internal adjustment under the turntable and on less expensive machines, can’t be fixed. Did you save the receipt?

Do you have a Stylus-Up button on the turntable? Is it stuck? Exercise it once or twice and see if it does what it’s supposed to do. What happens if you start the record in the last song – near the center? If it pulls the arm out of your hand, it’s broken.