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I have a sony TC 530. Fast fwd and rewind work

I have a sony TC 530. Fast fwd and rewind work fine. Replaced belt, but tape speed (all three) run slow? GFS

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You need to replace the motor run capacitor. It's a small aluminum can looking thing with three wires right next to the motor; they often leak paraffin wax into the bottom of the case when they overheat. Whether or not yours has leaked it's easy to replace if you can use a soldering iron. Search eBay for a Sony reel to reel 1.5uf 250VAC motor run capacitor - they're less than $15 and come with detailed instructions.

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  • landtuna Jan 29, 2011

    I had the same problem and did replace the motor capacitor but it didn't have any effect on the performance. I suspect the primary idler wheel has hardened and worn, probably a combination of both, and needs replacement.

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