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I have been given a Teac 1000M reel-to-reel recorder. Having followed all the directions in the user manual, cannot get it to work. When I pree "start" there is a clunk as a solenoid clicks in and the tape startrs to move, but almost immediately there is another clunk and it stops. " HELP " Jack Middlehurst < j.middlehurst@homecall.co.uk

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  • JohnJackM Oct 15, 2008

    Teac R-to-R recorder X1000-m
    Thanks so far. Yes it will fasst forward and backward. So what does that tell us?

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If you still need help , I"m here waiting
I think the solenoid that engages the heads won't hold for some reason that will need to be tested and seen visually

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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But from what you have described, this does not sound like a belt problem. What you failed to mention is if it is the takeup, or supply reel that goes loose.

Something inside your active electronic tension servo mechanism is not working properly.



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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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Pull the front cover under the reels and check the belt, I have a similiar Teac reel to reel and that was the issue with mine, the belt was worn and and needed replacement, I found the part on Ebay.

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Hi,

Normally, on most reel to reel, there would be two arm that swings. They must be positioned in such a way that the tape hold them in a certain place. These arms auto-stops the reel motors.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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    Louie Role Oct 16, 2008

    Hi again,

    Other than the tape tensioner arms, another possible problem is the small belt that turns the mechanical counter. I seem to remember that an autostop sensor is also built-in to the counter.


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    Louie Role Oct 16, 2008

    That should be electronic counter. Additionally, you may want to reference this page for tape and tensioner arm positions.

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I think there is something stuck inside the unit

i will suggest you to do a full service

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That sounds like the tape tensioner relay is kicking in..can you fast forward and reverse the tape?

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 15, 2008

    tells us the motor that moves the tape has that function. now, this incremental issue..does it happen when the tape is all on one side, or does it also happen when tape is even on both reels..what i am getting at here is that the tensioner may be out of whack, and when there is too much load on one side, this can happen..

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