Question about Audio Players & Recorders
One of the pinch rollers on my tape deck is stuck in the "up" position. The door will also not open once it's closed, unless I pry it open while holding down the eject button. Both of these problems are with the left-hand recording deck, and emerged at the same time: all I did was insert a tape and hit rewind, then it made some strange noises. I tried hitting the stop button and then the eject but nothing happened, so I pressed the power button to turn off the machine. I had to pry the door open to get the tape out, and since then I haven't been able to get it to work. The machine was working perfectly 5 mins before. It's a Yamaha KX-W282. And the eject button is a mechanical eject, I've opened the thing up and looked inside and I don't see any broken belts and all the wheels seem to turn fine, and I also can't see any obvious problem with the eject mechanism. But the right-hand pinch roller in the record deck is visibly stuck in the "up" position.
The very first mistake is to pry a door open. That damages them. You are never to do that. The correct way to get a tape out is to open the unit up and find out why the tape is stuck and then take action to release the door in the normal way- usually it is a loose belt or defective cam motor. As to the Pinch roller there are slide plates and even some pinch rollers had lubrication on them so that may have dried leaving you with a stuck part. The normal order of business is the find out what is stuck and then take action to clean and lubricate the mechanism to return to normal function. The problem with some Pinch Rollers is that there may be a particular spot it needs to be set at. This is true if it has a guide fitted to it. Then you will need either a jig or mirror tape to be able to set it correct again. I can not give any further advice without seeing the unit but this should get you started.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The deck will need new belts and idler drives cleaned and serviced, and perhaps some idler tyres replaced. You can get a belt kit from these guys. replacing them is not such a difficult job if you have some mechanical aptitude. Just take it slowly, and focus on getting the transport out of the unit.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2008
Remove the cover to see if any belts under the cassette player is cut. Or to see if there are any obstructions.Remove the front cover.which will remove the tape housing of the cassette player. you can check for any broken plastic compoments that might be keeping the housing from opening.Or any belts that may have been cut.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
You need to locate the supplier of pinch rollers that will fit your tape deck. If that fails, you have a useless piece of gear. If the unit is of decent quality, you should be able to locate a supplier. You didn't include the make or model, so good luck.
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
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Without physically looking at the cassette deck myself, I cannot be 100% sure the tape is wrapped around the pinch roller and capstan. The capstan is the chrome rod which the rubber pinch roller pushes to regulate the speed of the tape moving across the head. However it is approximately a 90% chance the take up reel for the tape stopped working from a bad tape or a loose belt which drives the tape take up reel. The clicking sounds like it could be the auto reverse solenoid because it thinks the tape has reached the end of play. The fun part is to remove the tape which you may have to disassemble the front panel if you cannot gain access to the tape from the top or bottom. You will need to cut the tape and remove it from the capstan and pinch roller to open the cassette door. Sometimes you can remove the capstan to free the tape. Once you have cleaned all the tape out of the unit make sure the belt for the take-up is good. If it is glazed, cracked, loose or broken order a belt. Clean all the pulleys and capstan and replace the belt. Your unit should be functional after the above procedure.
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