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Why will my tape not play on my Philips 555 transcriber

The machine will rewind and fast forward but only plays for a split second then stops

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SOURCE: vcr side plays tape for about 5 seconds. Then

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There is a part that is called an idler wheel assembly that is critical for play, rewind, and fast forward, and may have stopped working. The second possibility is that the drive belt that runs the idler assembly has broken or come off.

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