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My microcassette tape recorder stopped working.

I added new batteries. I cleaned the heads. When I turn it on, it does not turn?

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  • Francoise Nigro Oct 31, 2012

    It is a Quasar microcassette tape recorder model no. GM3521TQ, Ser. no. RF203851. It uses 2 AA batteries. I also have an AC adapter. I have not used it for a long time but it did work the last time I used it. I have a one page info. sheet which only mentions cleaning the heads. I cannot find the company online to see if there is a more details manual with troubleshooting info. It just does not turn the cassette. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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It is possible that the rubber drive belt has broken or the motor is bad. Turn the volume all the way down,hold the unit next to your ear and put it into a function. Listen for motor noise, a slight buzzing noise. If you hear that it is possible the the motor is good and the drive belt is broken.

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