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Nad cassette deck 6155 eats tapes

.. and it won't keep playing. It trips out. The tape get's munched around the back of the capstan. I get the impression it's a lubrication problem but I don't want to go berserk with the oil/grease.

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Re: nad cassette deck 6155 eats tapes

You either have a roller problem or the take up reel is sluggish. Check out any belts and the drive. The roller may be worn. Grease can cause sticky reels so be careful with it. Silcone is best.

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