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Hello out there! AKAI GX-747 US model

The unit was with 110V but I have changed it to 220V (Europe). The problem is the winding an rewinding speed I think is very slow and the counter doesn't show times-minutes-seconds, only dots that stays between these numbers are lighting up...Anyone that can help??

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  • bjorn_lade Sep 07, 2009

    Hei! Thanks. I think there are no belts on the wind/rewnd motors (driven directly). How can I clean the motors if necessary?


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The voltage change is not the problem

The motor is either dirty on the way out. or has a slippig belt or clutch system It may also be the tapes themselves. Try a new tape if you havent already tried one

The problem also goes back to affect the clock which is unable to correctly scan the tape to report the amount of rewind time or tape left.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

  • dennis bullard Sep 07, 2009

    Hi this is not an easy job as you need to possibly remove the motor to get access. check around the spindles to ensure old tape droppings ( orange brown gunk) is removed and apply a minute amount of sewing machine oil. Really it should be serviced by a tech as you can do damage by attempting to access the motor.

    I also added that if there was no belt drive there is a clutch system that may be slipping. A full service is about $90 but at least it will preserve your unit rather than a non skilled person hoping to save a dollar mucking it up. You have to make a decision if an old machine is worth the money when some good second hand machines can be picked up fort $30-60 now.


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