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FF problem on Teac Reel to Reel

Teac A-1500 reel to reel tape machine. When I hit FF and then stop the tape, tape does not brake the way it should. Tape falls off the reel and gets all tangled up. Is there some kind of brake adjustment for FF? RW and Play works perfect. Please help. Thank you. Gary

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You need new brake pads installed as the ones in there now are dried up and may have fallen off. This is very common with older decks or 30-40 years old.
I am still working on these decks at Skywave Tape Deck Repair in the Chicago area.

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Hi Gary,
This makes me think the Capstan Shaft is not turning either due to a broken or stretched belt or that the capstan motor itself has stopped working. This may be a job for a Technician. You first determine if the Capstan is turning or not- this is the metal post that contacts the Pinch Roller that rotates and is the way the deck gets it's speed regulation. If it is not turning look inside the deck from the side to see if the flywheel is turning and that the belt is on that flywheel. Lastly make sure the capstan motor is turning.
Beyond that a Tech may have to take over from there. I am in the Chicago area and can repair it if you are close. Many people send me units from all over the USA anyway.
My name is Sam. I operate Skywave Tape Deck Repair
skywavebe@sbcglobal.net if you need my help.

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Need manual for Teac 3300 tape player


The TEAC 3300 made in 1972 is an extremely versatile tape deck, designed for the beginner through simplicity of design, yet built to the high technical requirements demanded by the semi-professionals and experienced audio enthusiasts.
The unit will operate at 7.5 or 15 per second and is available in 2 or 4 track configuration.
Specifications
  • Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan
    Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel
    Tape speeds: 3 3?4 7 1?2 ips
    Wow and flutter: 0.06% (7 1?2 ips)
    Frequency response: 25Hz to 24kHz (7 1?2 ips)
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 58dB
    Total harmonic distortion: 1%
    Crosstalk: 60dB
    Input: 100mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)
    Output: 0.3V (line)
    Dimensions: 440 x 440 x 235mm
    Weight: 20kg
    Accessories: empty reel, reel holder, connection cord

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Teac a-3440 will not play


Hi Gary,
This makes me think the Capstan Shaft is not turning either due to a broken or stretched belt or that the capstan motor itself has stopped working. This may be a job for a Technician. You first determine if the Capstan is turning or not- this is the metal post that contacts the Pinch Roller that rotates and is the way the deck gets it's speed regulation. If it is not turning look inside the deck from the side to see if the flywheel is turning and that the belt is on that flywheel. Lastly make sure the capstan motor is turning.
Beyond that a Tech may have to take over from there. I am in the Chicago area and can repair it if you are close. Many people send me units from all over the USA anyway.
My name is Sam. I operate Skywave Tape Deck Repair
skywavebe@sbcglobal.net if you need my help.

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