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Spindles for the cassette do not turn

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There is a rubber drive belt inside that needs to be replaced. It is Panasonic part number RDV101YA and this website says they have it:

I've never had to work on one of these machines so I can't tell you exactly what you might need to remove to get at the old belt and pulleys it rides on, but usually it isn't too bad of a job. Anyone with some patience and who is comfortable with small tools should be able to change it. Just keep track of what screws came out of where, what other pieces had to be moved, etc. so you can put it all back together. (Camera phones are can take pictures at each step so you can look back.)

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