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Tape deck(component)SUDDENLY plays tapes slower - wouldn't a faulty belt gradually play tapes slower?

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It could be a lose belt but also a motor is decaying or the capstan bearing has no oil in it. Many things can cause this problem.

Posted on Aug 02, 2015

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SOURCE: TEAC X1000R Stereo Tape Desk (reel to reel)

usually its a capstan drive belt. $10-18 for the belt & 30mins repair time - you'll be up &brunnin b4 you know it bigmattt@gmail.com

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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SOURCE: JVC KD-85 Cassette Deck Stops in Seconds in play, REW., & FF

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The deck will need new belts and idler drives cleaned and serviced, and perhaps some idler tyres replaced. You can get a belt kit from these guys. replacing them is not such a difficult job if you have some mechanical aptitude. Just take it slowly, and focus on getting the transport out of the unit.

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SOURCE: Sony tc-wr535 won't eject. Tape stuck. Won't play

The problem, according to messages on your site, is that the belts are old and have stretched. There is a great step by step tutorial on www.Instructables.com with pictures and all. Parts are not too hard to find on search engine. Looks like less than $25 to fix.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_replace_the_belts_on_a_Sony_TC_WR535_Dual_C/

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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SOURCE: tascam 122 cassette deck the cassette player won't play

There is an idler wheel behind the platen ( black plate behind the cassette)..replace the idler wheel.

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Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Technics RS-TR272 dual cassette deck

Ahh, Another Dual cassette deck. These are typically not worth a repair charge. I went looking for a service manual but Hi Fi Engine did not have one but they had a Owners Manual. Any unit that has a specification as to wow and flutter starting new at .18% was never made to be a long lasting deck of any quality. I don't like to be negative about people equipment but you might be better off getting a better deck from the start. If you think it is worth the repair, then send it to someone but I don't think you will want to sink $100 into a unit like this.
I am not saying it is unrepairable but that with what you come out in the end you could have made a better choice for a deck to buy.
It is probably a bad solder joint or bad capacitor on the circuit board.
I am in Chicago and would look at it for you if you want.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012

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