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REWINDING PROBLEM When I rewind a recorded show in most cases it will go back only about 1/2 hr. if it is an hour show and stop and I can't get it any further. The rewind is also very very slow.

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It could be that there is a separate motor for the rewind function, and it may be in need of replacement. Also you should check the belts for stretching/wear, as they have a direct impact on the speed. Also, most new VCRs have a function that the tape rewind slows considerably when it senses that its close to the beginning of the tape. Its very possibly that your VCR has a defect in that sensing mechanism. Good luck

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