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I recently inherited an A-2340 $ Channel Reel To Reel Steror Tape Deck from my Grandfather who performed multi-track recordings in the 1960's. I have powered it up and all seems to work properly except the play mode. It reverses fast forwards etc but will not move when you select play. Any advise will be so appreciated! Thank you! Ron Smitson

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Open the back cover and try to push rew. and fwd. then play and observe what is going on. if there is a ticking sound (eg..tick..tick...tick...tick) then it may be a gear has lost teeth on it. other than that it might be lubrication and belt deteriorating issues. my father in law has a similar one. and thats all that was wrong with his.but to me sounds like mainly lubrication issues, but this mechanism also uses belts for the the auto-reverse by flipping the head block around. This belt
will also need changing, and the head block
removed and taken apart to lubricate.

hope this helps

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