Track slowdown and glitch when tapping unit

I find that when I am tapping my unit (SC5000), especially near the loop in/out buttons, the playing track will slow down. And sometimes when I tap IN on a loop there’s a digital glitch sound as well! When this happens the ring on the job wheel will flash white as well.

I tap like this fairly often when I’m trying to keep the beat before starting or ending a loop.

Do I have a glitchy unit? Or is this something that happens with all of them?

I’ve not heard of people tapping their units so regularly before or having this prob.

I suspect you’re somehow activating the platter sensing, which would also explain the platter ring changing colour - it does that when it thinks it’s being touched.

Possibly the situation is being amplified by poor earthing to the unit, which can make the platter sensing very sensitive