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Rob is essentially correct and I have gotten belts from Consolidated.
If you do not know the size of belts, you can simply order a kit from Marrs Communications and get premium grade Japanese belts. There is more to repairing these than just replacing the belts, there are new idler tires that should be installed and oiling of the bearings and even the reel table rebuild as these get dried out felt in them that develop too much take-up torque. Of course you would need a MTT160 test tape to find this and many local shops do not have them. I do because I worked for Teac before they closed down in Chicago. I was a Lead Technician there in the 80's. I am still working on these even today and have some 122 units in shop now. You are better served to have a Technician do the belts and oiling and all the other stuff that needs to be done such as setting speed and evaluation of the motor by wow and flutter measurement.
There are many places if you look to find belts. MCM sold some, PRB, Ken's Electronics in MI, Then there is Marrs. Consolidated has a lot of great belts at the right price but they may not be thick enough.
The belts are both change by taking off the front panel and all the knobs and getting to the mechanism in this way. The counter belt is easy the Capstan Belt more difficult as you need to unmount the head block- do not mess with head adjustment screws. The belt is slipped under the Flywheel and threaded onto the motor pulley. After you put the belt in and it works well the speed adjustment is next. This is done with a speed alignment tape and frequency counter or wow and flutter meter for both speeds. The adjustment is two blue pots on the capstan servo board on the left side of the deck. The metal cover must be off. Head alignment will not be affected unless you play around with head screws. The head base assembly can be detached without alignment issues as I have done it many times. Of course Technicians go through the alignment procedure before returning the deck most times.
I do and I was a Teac Lead Technician and still do repairs now.
The mechanism needs to be taken apart sufficient to get to the flywheel and capstan motor- this usually entails taking the metal motor bracket off the back. It is not that difficult once you have done one. I may have replaced 50 to 100 of them at Teac in Chicago. Also oil the capstan bearing when changing a belt.
The belt is changed by the removal of the entire motor plate and taking the old belt residue or pieces out. Replacing a belt from off E bay has resulted in not fixing the deck correctly- I have seen this many times as clients send me the unit for the real repair. The belts from off E bay are too large and do not grip the flywheels correctly. Marrs Communications is the place to get correct belts. Since these dual capstan units are touchy, the replacement of the belt is NOT the only thing that is needed. They need Lubrication, capstan shaft reconditioning. Reel motor sometimes need rebuilding and a few other things plus calibration. I just repaired one last month that worked well after I was done with it.
Ebay is the worse place to get belts- why do I know this? Well, as a servicer I am constantly replacing belts that are from E bay when clients can not get their decks to work with those wrong belts. While the counter belt is not critical the capstan belts are in a dual capstan system. The 32-2B is a X10 derivative so it will need proper servicing to work well. I am in the Chicago area and work on decks all the time as Skywave Tape Deck Repair just google it.
The model is not a DX44 as that is a dBx unit attached to either a Tascam 44 or 40-4. The tape deck model would need to be determined and when that is done go to Marrs Communications and order the belt kit for that machine and you will get the capstan and counter belt. http://marrscommunications.com/tascam-cassette-kits
First of all you will need some mechanical mind to open out the set. The tape mechanism has to be removed and the connections should be noted and removed. If the old belt is already in the mechansim then you will not have any issue with the direction of the belt to go around the capstan flywheel. If you have alreaddy obtained the correct belt then carefully open the back of the mechanism to remove and reset the new belt. When replacing check for the free running of the capstan if not use a small drop of oil to free. If the belt was not there then wind from the motor to the second flywheel after running it around the first flywheel to drag it along so that when the motor turns you have the flywheels turning freely. reset the back plate using a thin probe type tool to hold the belt and release to the motor. For a first time it may be a bit difficult but try again. Hope you get this right. Good day
capstan belt may be failing. check this by removing lid and touch the capstan flywheel when running. if it is easily stalled/slow to come up to speed and or the belt slipping badly then belt will require replacement.
The main flat belt you describe is probably the capstan belt. The "flywheel" you describe drives the capstan. I don't know the model number of your deck (it would help if you could say what it is), but I'm pretty sure that the flat belt should go around the big flywheel and then around a motor pulley that should be very close to the flywheel. The motor should spin the flywheel even if the play/FF/RW buttons are not engaged. This might sound funny, but the other "O" ring belts might be very important (control motor belts) or not that important at all (tape counter belts)--it depends on the model number of the deck. One more thing: Every healthy capstan belt I've ever seen is NOT sticky and does NOT glom onto itself. That belt sounds like it is very old and needs to be replaced.