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Replacing a belt on the Kenwood KX 1030 Tape Deck

I am just wondering the best way to go about this. Should the front be taken off or can I just take off the motor?

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  • jeffreyjack Mar 16, 2008

    I did get impatient and boldly went where I didn't know what would happen. As it happens, your advice is exactly what I did. You were right on the money. I will be getting a belt kit but have a [rubber band] in its place in the mean time. It isn't pretty but it does work.

    Thanks for your advice and getting back to me. It is nice to know that I did the right thing with this old beauty.



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Hi Jeff

You do have to take the front fascia off the unit to get access to the mechanism mounting screws, to then get the mecha into a position that you can remove the capstan flywheel plate etc to replace the belts and clean drive surfaces. You can get an entire replacement belt kit from here

These decks are well worth repair if you have an interest in cassette decks. Good luck, and thanks for using FixYa. If you need more advice , feel free to ask me :)


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