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Pioneer rx-521 reciever with a cassette deck . cassette player will fast fwd and rewind but will not play? any ideas. thks

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If you can her the motor turning, there is a good chance that the belt(s) have broken and need to be replaced. If you hear nothing, then there could be a control issue. I'm leaning toward the belts though. Figure on $5-$15 for the belts,

Dan

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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