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Emerson EWR20V4 When I try to rewind a tape the vcr turns off when I turn it back on the tape ejects it takes 3 or 4 times to get it to work sometimes I have this problem with fastforward but not while viewing and fastfoward.

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This is more of a belt problem, look for a worned belt.

Posted on May 16, 2007

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1. There is a rubber wheel called a "pincher wheel" that compresses the tape against the "capstan". The capstan is a shiny metal spindle. The pincher wheel can become worn and/or dirty from the oxide coating off of the tape. You can try cleaning the pincher wheel and capstan with alcohol or try using a re-grip solution on the pincher wheel. Last thing to do is replace the pincher wheel. Look to see that the pincher wheel is doing its job by pulling the tape through.

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