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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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Can model number ewr20v4 record from vhs to dvd

Repeating my previous answer:
I haven't been able to use my Emerson EWR20V4 for a long time, but as I recall, the easiest way is to cue the tape to your desired starting point, pause, then hit the record button on the panel's DVD side, let it spool up & start recording, then unpause the tape. If desired, I think you can hit the DVD record button again to set 1/2-hr. increments before the recording will stop.

Apr 16, 2014 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR


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on Apr 27, 2010 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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VCR won't eject tape or play & powers off

It sounds as though it's jammed. If you're mechanically inclined you can unplug the unit, take the cover off, and manually eject it. Just look for the motor that drives the load basket and manually spin the shaft. The guide-posts should retract towards the tape and the basket will then lift and eject. Just be aware that whatever bit of tape that's out of the cassette won't spool back in. You will have to do that bu hand once it's out.
When you're done, plug it back in and let it cycle then put an old cheap tape in and see if it works. If not, take it in for repair.

Nov 08, 2007 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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From the description this a tape end sensor problem, or the take up reel is not working.

Mar 14, 2012 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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When recording using the VCR, the audio sounds like it's under water. Something is wrong with the audio head in recording the sound.

I can't believe people still use these things!
In any case - Everytime you play a tape, record, rewind, fast forward, etc, the tape runs over heads on your VCR. Those heads can become filthy with dust and magnetized.
What you need is a head cleaner/demagnetizer. I'm not sure where you'd find this these days, maybe radio shack?

May 11, 2011 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Have never been able to record vcr to I just used as a player. Rarely. Now chewing up VHS tapes

you need to run a head cleaner through it, it may need to be done 2-3 times to free it up

Nov 09, 2010 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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VCR problem in EWR2OV4

When a VCR eats a tape, it can be cause by a couple things.

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.

2. There is a small tire wheel called an idler tire. This tire pivots between the sending and pickup reels of the player. Its also used during fast forward & rewind as well as play. If the tire is worn, the tape won't be wound up as fast on the take-up reel as the sending reel during play. This means more tape is coming out than can be wound up. You can try using a re-grip solution on the idler tire or replace it.

Let me know if you need more information as to where to purchase these parts.

Good luck!
- Jim

Jan 29, 2008 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Movies on my recorded discs freeze after a few minutes of play

Sometimes this unit gets "confused" - not sure why -- but try first using a CD cleaning disk and let it start and stop a couple times (sometimes lens gets dirty and does this) - if that doesn't help then try unplugging unit and leave unplugged (from wall socket) for about 30min then plug in, set local time and then see if the disks play okay - sometimes this "resets system"

Jan 20, 2007 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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