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On VCR, rewind is intermittent.

On rewind sometimes the unit just hums , or it rewinds OK/
Happens at different stages of tape position.

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The motor is wearing down. I am guessing that this is a old VCR without a flying erase head. Time to start thinking of a blu-ray player (100$ now) or a dvd player, if you do not have a new 1080p tv.

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