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Reel to reel will not play

Unit works fine in fast forward and reverse but will not play in the play mode.

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  • robert qualey Dec 13, 2012

    Sam thank you for your response. It is a TEAC X-2000R. It has been sitting up quite a few years now 6 or so not being used.It appears what you suggested is just basc maintenance. Correct?

  • Sam Palermo
    Sam Palermo Dec 13, 2012

    You can call it basic maintenance but for some people they would consider it beyond their abilities. The X2000R is such a complicated deck with tension adjustments, bely positioning and oil needed in rotating surfaces that it is not for your everyday tinkerer to attempt to work on this unit. It gives seasoned Technician such as myself of over 45 years of service plenty of trouble. You can try it if you like but the correct belt- usually NOT from E bay needs to be put in and then speed calibration and oiling and cleaning of other parts.You also should have a Tentelometer that is required for the tension arm adjustmnents which I always find completely off of what they should be 50-60 g/cm value. I am in Chicago if you need my help, Russ is in New Jersey.

  • robert qualey Dec 13, 2012

    Sam, again thank you for your response. Since this equpt. is as heavy as a tank I do not think I have the abillity to tinker with it. I am outside New Orleans do you know of a qualified shoppe that could handle this in my area?....or.... is there another route I can do to get it up and running........and.......if it needs parts besides 'belts' are they still available?

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    Sam Palermo Dec 13, 2012

    I am not aware of any shop that handle the repair in your area. To my knowledge there are only two places that are effective in working on those units and one is in New Jersey and I am in the Chicago area. The units are heavy but can be shipped by Fed Ex ground. I am working on units shipped to me now and get them in all the time form all over the USA. Should you wish to talk this out I can do so. (630) 616-0932

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You do not mention the brand or model number which to answer the question effectively is needed- different machines are designed in different ways. The function of the fast wind and the play mode only differs in that in play a capstan is involved that regulates the speed and the reel motors just do the take-up of taper and a little back tension for the supply reel. You may have either a sticky Pinch Roller linkage or a non- rotating capstan shaft that might point to a loose or broken capstan drive belt. There are also the condition of the Pinch Roller surface and the surface of the Capstan shaft that can be glazed or rubber hard and non-compliant. The rubber Pinch Roller can be re-rubbered, the capstan shaft can be reconditioned and the Capstan Belt can be replaced. Capstan bearings and motor bearings need oil once a year as well. I hope this helped to some extent- I have been working on decks now for better than 40 years.

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Hi there. It will need a new pinch roller, and has a bias oscillator. problem. From memory, they use a module for the oscillator, and the pinch rollers are easy to get. Sorting out the bias may be the problematic part, and you will need to recalibrate the bias traps and controls if you want max performance from the unit once repaired. I would go about checking things like intermittent tape bias switch, and try wriggling the record play switch( internally) and see if you can get erase and rec back. Noisy intermittent switches can caused the symptoms you have.

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DO NOT spray anything into this unit. The problem is a slipping belt and is a simple fix for any audio shop. While possible, it is rare for a motor to fail. There is a small belt that drives the take up side along with a felt clutch assembly that can slip. If this is the case, the unit will realize that the take-up reel is not turning and shutdown the unit. Please have this serviced. The belts will run around $6-$10 total.

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