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Wr565 - both decks jam the tape when i play them. any suggestions?

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Rss13506,
I'm not sure what you mean by jam but I bet you need to clean the head, roller and pin in each deck. Use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip to clean the:

1) Head (silver thing in the center bottom where the tape slides over; it produces the sound).

2) Roller (black wheel thing that keeps tension on the tape).

3) Pin (above the roller-works with the roller).

If any of these parts are dirty the deck will eat up the tapes. Clean them even if you do not see visible dirt on the q-tip as dust does not show as well as oils in the air typically from cooking will gum up the parts. Give them ample time to dry before trying a tape.

As any tape playing person knows from the 70's and 80's-try a tape you don't care about first, to make sure the deck will not eat up the ones you like!

-Chris

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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