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Could it be a fuse? where would I look? The main fuse is ok
It can be a number of things but the brake pads are one sure guess. I have been working on these for better than 40 years and an a past Teac Lead Technician from Chicago factory service.
I am in Chicago area but if you contact me i can direct you where to go or fix it myself. skywavebe at sbcglobal dot net.
Posted on Jan 02, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are not familiar with such work, I don't recommend trying to install belt(s). Replacing belts may involve disassembly of mechanism parts and critical adjustments to follow. Take to a pro/tech
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
usually its a capstan drive belt. $10-18 for the belt & 30mins repair time - you'll be up &brunnin b4 you know it firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
That's a rarity but easily fixed. Before pulling anything apart spray some penetrating oil (WD-40) or similar into a small container. Then with a cotton bud soak the tip in the penetrating oil and apply it to the base of the capstan where the bearing is. Allow this to sit for a few hours and even repeat it if it looks to have soaked the oil up. NOW, with the power lead out of the wall socket remove the top cover of the deck. You will have to remove a few knobs and mode switches too. Now see if you can rotate the capstan flywheel by hand. It might take a bit of pressure to get it to turn but once it does keep going until it starts to rotate freely.
By the way, check that the capstan drive belt is in one piece and not slipping first.
If it's running freely then reassemble the cover and other pieces tyhen put a few drops of light oil on the capstan bearing (sewing machine oil is ideal) Do this because penetrating oil will dry out after a while. That should fix it.
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Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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