Cheap tables commonly have a bit of "swim". Take off the mat and observe the naked platter, if it does not swim, there is some eccentricity in the mat, sometimes just repositioning it on the platter can help. If the platter iteself swims, gently, gently, try to rock it around the bearing. If it moves, there is play in the bearing, also common on inexpensive decks, and the spindle is just moving around in the bearing housing, not much you can do about it and it is probably not the worst thing in the world. If it bothers you, hang out in the Goodwill stores and buy yourself a good, older direct-drive. Technics, Kenwood, Pioneer, they all made them and Goodwill has them for $25.00 and under. Most are excellent performers with very little eccentricity in the platter. Lots of eccentricity in the Goodwill employees though.
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