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VHS tape loads but right side is lower than the left, kicks back out. Could it be a spring or is it catching on something?

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Have your tried different tapes?

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The most common problem is the easiest to fix. If you have small children they love to put toys and just about anything into vcrs money being the most common, I guess mimicking their parents. With tape out and top off look for foriegn objects where the tape load in. You can even turn it upside and shake it.

If you have no young kids or didnt find anything in there abnormal then I would check the idler arm.
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Cost to repair them usually costs more than purchasing a new one.
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