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Tape ejection malfunction

Everything works just fine, but when pushing the "eject" to release a vhs tape, the tape gets hung up inside the unit. I have 3 different vcr with the same malfunction, so it appears this is a common problem. Any suggestions or possible solutions? Thanks.

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The problem may very well be a slipping spool idler that does not tension the tape properly when trying to eject. Try cleaning the rubber friction surfaces or replacing the part....accordianman

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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