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Tape deck wont work but stereo and 8 track player do. the belts not turning

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If the motor is running but the belts are not, then they are probably shot. You can buy belts by size or buy a belt kit at MCM Electronics.

If the motor is not running it could be 2 things: 1. A bad motor or voltage to the motor.... 2. A bind. I've seen the grease on the capstan bushing get old enough to turn into a very hard tar. So check the motor and capstan for freedom of movement.

Hope that helps you get it working...

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Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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