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My TEAC A550RX stereo cassette deck will not play tapes. Power is on and the tape drive will not respond to commands when pushing the buttons on the face of the face of the unit. The unit has not been used for a few years and I recently wanted to put it back in service. What can be wrong and where can I get service? Russ

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  • russ1011 Apr 02, 2008

    Good advice, now I need to find a service center that will work on this unit.


    Thanks

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    I have a similar problem with my Teac A 550RX. The buttons respond and relays click and clunk and the motor is running, but it won't play, fast forward or rewind. When I opened up the unit I saw that it had thrown the flat wide belt, to I put it back on, but the unit is still not operating. Could the belt have stretched to the point that it doesn't have enough tension anymore to turn the flywheel?

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If the unit ends up in the middle of a cycle, the front panel will appear to be unusable. With a unit that has been idle for a long time, the belts and motors may be a little sluggish. This unit needs a general overhaul and the belts replaced. This should not be a major expense. Figure about $10 in belts and your ocal labor charge for the repair. If I remember correctly, this unit uses both a flat and square belt.
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