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My Sony Microcassette Transcriber BM 840 will not play cassettes

When I put in a cassette, the tape does not engage and the wheels won't turn. Fast Forward and Rewind both work, but I understand that is a separate motor.

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Just talked to Exec. Communication Systems. He said that the play motor is not turning (the rewind and fast forward uses a separate motor) and the problem is either the belt or the motor. They can repair them at $82.00 plus parts and shipping.

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