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EWC19T2 My tv vcr dvd eats the tapes, the rest of the things work fine...

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    JUMBO UNIVERSAL REMOTE EMERSON VCR/DVD/TV COMOB. PLEASE SEND MORE INFORMATION.

  • paddywagon Jul 23, 2008

    My Panasonic/VCR combo ate a tape, and won't give it up. It this repairable? The television still works fine.

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Sound like the VCR needs to be serviced, could be anything from a bad clutch or belt to a messed up pinch roller

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I've been having lots of problems with the vcr "eating" tapes. Have had it in the shop twice, works for a little while then happens again. Any suggestions?


There are several things that could be causing this. One is the environment. Humidity and dust can cause this as well as cooking or anything that causes a smoke environment. Another thing is the unit might be having premature wear on some of the parts. I would suggest getting your tapes transferred to dvd soon.

Mar 13, 2014 | Symphonic WF-719 19 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

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My VCR eats tapes after a few minutes.. does it just need to be cleaned?


Sorry,no the VCR mechanical systems pully is out wax.Not worth fixing because the VCR technology it in the past or probabally have no more parts for analonge tv or produced by the tv manufacture anymore.If u vaule ur VHS tapes,just don't used the VHS tapes in this machine.

May 13, 2011 | Emerson EWC19T3 19 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

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Vcr is eating the tapes


THE VCR NEEDS REPAIRING.THE REASON WHY YOUR TAPE IS EATEN THE TAPE PATH NEEDS RE- ALIGHNMENT AND LUBICATED AS THE HEAT FROM THE TV WOULD OF DRIED THIS OUT.

May 02, 2010 | Orion FTDV2004 20 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

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VCR is eating tapes


There are different reasons that a VCR could start eating tapes. It could that it just needs a good cleaning or it could have a mechanical problem you will really need to have it checked out by a service center to determine why. If you have small children I would check it for signs of “peanut butter sandwiches. J

Nov 29, 2009 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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The vcr on my sylvania vcr dvd combo DVC840E eats my vcr tapes. What can I do


Clean the tape path, that any thing the tape come in contact with. there is a roller that presses the tape against a metal guide. The roller should be dull not shining.

Aug 04, 2009 | Sylvania DVC840G DVD Player/VCR

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Vcr eating tapes


When a VCR eats a tape, it can be cause by a couple things.

1. There is a rubber wheel called a "pincher wheel" that compresses the tape against the "capstan". The capstan is a shiny metal spindle connected to a motor. The pincher wheel can become worn and/or dirty (slick) from the oxide coating off of the tape. You can try cleaning the pincher wheel and capstan with alcohol or try using a re-grip solution on the pincher wheel. Last thing to do is replace the pincher wheel. Look to see that the pincher wheel is doing its job by pulling the tape through.

2. There is a small tire wheel called an idler tire. This tire pivots between the sending and pickup reels of the player. Its also used during fast forward & rewind as well as play. If the tire is worn, the tape won't be wound up as fast on the take-up reel as the sending reel during play. This means more tape is coming out of the cassette than can be wound up on the takeup reel. You can try using a re-grip solution on the idler tire or replace it.

Let me know if you need more information as to where to purchase these parts.

Good luck!
- Jim

Feb 12, 2008 | Philips Magnavox 20MC4304 20 in....

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VCR stops, ejects, eats tapes


clean the heads and retime the gears.

Nov 24, 2007 | Symphonic WF802

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VCR eating tapes when attempting to rewind


VCRs are so cheaply priced these days that it's not worth the time and trouble to fix them or have them repaired. If you fix one worn or slipping belt, another problem isn't far behind.

Feb 26, 2007 | Symphonic WF802

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