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Cassette tape does not advance when playing.

Cassette does not advance when playing,just continues to bunch up and sometimes gets tangled and ruins the tape.I took it apart and cleaned the capstan and roller bars and still have the same problem.Thank you Ron Martin

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  • Ronald F.Martin Mar 13, 2009

    The Brand is an OPTONICA MODEL RT-3300 IF THAT HELPS! THANK YOU.

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I assume you can see the tape move so its probably not the motor, from your description either the take up reel is not turning (which winds the tape back into the housing) or the capstan isn't moving.
On some models this is driven by a belt feed, on others there is a "clutch" type felt pad.
Without your model number it is hard to give a definitive answer.

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