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Emerson VCR We have the same problem with an Emerson VCR. I assume the principles are the same. I suspect we need to replact an idler tire. Where can we purchase these parts?

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It is likely a defective rubber product, ie belt or idler tire. Here are some links to a company that still carries VCR parts and supplies. Hope this helps.

Belts: http://www.electronix.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=vcr+belt&x=0&y=0

Idler Tire: http://www.electronix.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=vcr+idler&x=0&y=0

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Does it eject right when you put a tape in? Or when you press play? Does it fast forward or rewind? if not a belt may need to be replaced or an idler tire is worn.

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Hello alhertel,

The old idler wheel has been replaced with gears (cheaper and last longer then the old rubber wheel). What you need to do is to gain access to the loader motor and turn it until the carriage begins to move, once the carriage gets to the top and moves outward you should be able to eject the tape with no problem.

Believe it or not VCRs are throw away technology, since it costs as much to repair one as it does to buy a new one. However, there are a lot of people who still hold on to their VCRs.

I hope this helps,

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Hi,

How does the fast forward work? There is a device in a VCR called an idler tire, which is a flat disc that lays horizontal and has a rubber tire around it.

The idler tire is on a pivot and it pivots between the tape sending reel and take-up wheel depending on whether you are in rewind or fast forward.

I suspect that the rubber is worn on the tire and that the wheel is slipping. You might also have some worn belts as well.

The idler tire & belts can either be replaced or re-gripped using a re-grip solution that roughens up the very top surface of the rubber.

The problem will be the worst when the tape is at the end and all the tape is on one of the reels. This causes the most drag or resistance and if the idler tire is slipping, the reels will go slow and the deck logic will sense that and then stop.

You can find generic belts and idler tires at www.mcmelectronics.com

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

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Is it all tapes or a particular tape? The tape might have kinks in it or have too much tension.

Look at the following link for more information:

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When a VCR eats a tape, it can be cause by a couple things.

1. There is a rubber wheel called a "pincher wheel" that compresses the tape against the "capstan". The capstan is a shiny metal spindle connected to a motor. The pincher wheel can become worn and/or dirty (slick) from the oxide coating off of the tape. You can try cleaning the pincher wheel and capstan with alcohol or try using a re-grip solution on the pincher wheel. Last thing to do is replace the pincher wheel. Look to see that the pincher wheel is doing its job by pulling the tape through.

2. There is a small tire wheel called an idler tire. This tire pivots between the sending and pickup reels of the player. Its also used during fast forward & rewind as well as play. If the tire is worn, the tape won't be wound up as fast on the take-up reel as the sending reel during play. This means more tape is coming out of the cassette than can be wound up on the takeup reel. You can try using a re-grip solution on the idler tire or replace it.

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Good luck!
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When a VCR eats a tape, it can be cause by a couple things.

1. There is a rubber wheel called a "pincher wheel" that compresses the tape against the "capstan". The capstan is a shiny metal spindle connected to a motor. The pincher wheel can become worn and/or dirty (slick) from the oxide coating off of the tape. You can try cleaning the pincher wheel and capstan with alcohol or try using a re-grip solution on the pincher wheel. Last thing to do is replace the pincher wheel. Look to see that the pincher wheel is doing its job by pulling the tape through.

2. There is a small tire wheel called an idler tire. This tire pivots between the sending and pickup reels of the player. Its also used during fast forward & rewind as well as play. If the tire is worn, the tape won't be wound up as fast on the take-up reel as the sending reel during play. This means more tape is coming out of the cassette than can be wound up on the takeup reel. You can try using a re-grip solution on the idler tire or replace it.

Let me know if you need more information as to where to purchase these parts.
Yes - There are cassettes available that are made out of clear plastic that allow you see what's happening. You can also trick the player into thinking there is a tape. There are sensors (mechanical & infrared sensors) that you can bypass.

Good luck!
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