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VCR eating tapes when attempting to rewind

Everything works fine on my DVD/VCR, but when I stop a VHS tape from playnig and attempt to rewind it, the VCR eats the tape. I am sure that it is a belt that is causing the problem, but I am not sure which one. And if it is the one on the bottom then I need to find out how to get to it. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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  • lwwright Jun 19, 2008

    tore apart I think it is the main belt. where can I get one and where does the coil spring go? about 1/2 inch in diameter and1/2 inch long

  • Angela Edmonds Jul 21, 2008

    I have a Vcr DVd combo and the tapes play fine but when I try to rewind it but the vcr eats the tape and then shuts off

  • tac7589 Dec 07, 2008

    My player hasn't eaten my videos yet, but it is making an aweful noise when I rewind the tapes. I really have enjoyed this player and would like to know if it is jus a belt that needs to be replaced. Also, I would like to know if there is another brand I should get if this one is not able to be fixed since symphonic doesn't have many products anymore.

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VCRs are so cheaply priced these days that it's not worth the time and trouble to fix them or have them repaired. If you fix one worn or slipping belt, another problem isn't far behind.

Posted on Feb 26, 2007

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