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Lanier Transcriber unit will not play

I have a Lanier VW260 and it will fast forward, rewind but will not playback tapes. It has worked fine in the past but all of a sudden quit working. Any suggestions?

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    I just acquired a Lanier VW-210 and it does the same thing. I do not have a users manual so I have no clue as to what is wrong

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Most likley it is a bad motor or a broken belt. There is a seperate motor or FF and Rewind.. If the motor is bad it is likly that the motor control circuit board is bad also (motor shorts and takes out the board also). If there is no "click" when play is selected it could be the play solenoid is dirty and not engaging. I have repaired thousand of these units through the years and in spite of these issues they were a great sounding unit.

BTW this is true for the VW-210, VW-260, p-139 and simular units.

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