Deoxit is less toxic to use indoors vs WD40, but if deoxit doesn't help, I'd also use WD.
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Hey, now that I've learned something today, maybe I'll take the rest of the day off to listen to some tunes. Great advice, Halcro, but you might need to be careful w the WD-40. It can get gummy and also capture dust. I don't have such an arm, but if I did, I would modify your advice and substitute contact cleaner which is very volatile. It might need to be applied more often but I think that the WD-40 could be a problem in the long term.
Picture me slapping my forehead with my hand!!!
I have a cartridge that I have intended to send in to Axel for possible repair do to a strange problem. The sound in the left channel just seems to fade in and out from time to time. Not suddenly but sort of a gentle fade.
After reading this thread and having a De-oxit kit, I decided to give this 'no cost' fix a try. I can not get my chin off of the floor. Not only is the problem now non-existent, but the dynamics have also improved. I am in the process of cleaning all the head shell pins as I type this. I do not want to put dirty head shell pins into and against the clean pins in my arm.
Thanks, and I mean this, thanks for the tip.
So simple yet effective!