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Teac X10R pinch rollers won't move tape agains heads

Pinch rollers below the heads wll not move tape against the heads the move a little and the reels move the tape across the heads but pinch rollers won't activate.

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If the tape transport doesn't move up on play, but you can push it up and pull it down by hand, the grease on pivots is all dried up. you can take it apart and clean it. replace belt while your at it.

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If the tape transport doesn't move up on play, but you can push it up and pull it down by hand, the grease on pivots is all dried up. you can take it apart and clean it. replace belt while your at it.

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