The suspended plinth is supposed to be at or near the level of the cabinet; 3/16" offset would be pretty average. The suspension is not adjusted by screws. There is a void under the arm board that is filled with lead (old) or steel (newer) shot to a greater or lesser extent depending on the mass of your arm & cartridge combo.
Do not, under any circumstances, unscrew anything other than the feet from the bottom of your table without specific information from Sota. The plinth requires external support for shipping or repair. The two small grub screws and lock nuts on either side of the bearing assembly are screwed in to support the jeweled bearing during transit and loosened (not removed) to allow it to spin freely.
To properly level the table, put a round sprit level on each corner, in roughly an inch. Check all 4 corners. If it's off, adjust one of the 3 feet as required to get them all within a reasonable distance of each other. Now, put the level on the arm board near the cueing mechanism. It should also be level. If it is showing off, press on the board or lift the chassis to see which gets it closer. If pushing down helps, you need to add weight and lifting = removing weight.
You don't say how old your table is, but the springs do give up after 20 years or so. Sota sells replacements, update kits and does refurbishing, too. You can give them a call with the serial number of your unit to see what they might recommend. They are very, very good with services and parts reasonably priced considering the value of the tables. Lots of info is on their Website as well.
Good luck & happy listening!