I recently discovered that my new record player was skipping, or ‘jumping’, if I walked around my room while it was playing. After some research, I was surprised at how common this is and how simple the fixes are.
Why is my record player skipping when I move?
Record players skip when you walk because vibrations from the floor reach the needle, causing it to move on and off of your record. This ‘record jumping’ effect is often fixed by placing your record player on a stronger surface, as this absorbs the vibrations before they reach the needle.
There are 4 other reasons why your records could skip however that you need to be aware of, as the record jumping could damage your records. Below is our step-by-step guide to help you find the cause of your record player skipping and the easiest ways to fix it at home.
Is it normal for my record player to skip?