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Hi, I have a TEAC R-H300 Casette Deck. Could you possibly advise me how I can assess the Heads, Capstan and Pinch Roller in order to clean them directly? Unfortunately I tape that was playing got jammed and after removal when I play a tape now the sound results in a severe case of 'wow and flutter' - there may be tape matter still caught around the capstan/pinch roller but I'd need to access these directly to eliminate the problem, Any advice would be much appreciated Thanks Glenn

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Hi Glenn,
The correct way to service a unit like this is to get a service manual and then see how the transport comes out of the unit- the cleaning of the tape path is always a pain when dealing with this kind of deck. That is why I stick with the well known C-3RX and like models. They will last a very long time but are not the size of this unit.

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That's a rarity but easily fixed. Before pulling anything apart spray some penetrating oil (WD-40) or similar into a small container. Then with a cotton bud soak the tip in the penetrating oil and apply it to the base of the capstan where the bearing is. Allow this to sit for a few hours and even repeat it if it looks to have soaked the oil up. NOW, with the power lead out of the wall socket remove the top cover of the deck. You will have to remove a few knobs and mode switches too. Now see if you can rotate the capstan flywheel by hand. It might take a bit of pressure to get it to turn but once it does keep going until it starts to rotate freely.

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I'm assuming you know exactly how to thread the tape through the machine. Don't forget to position the stop lever on the upper side of the tape otherwise nothing will operate. If you are unsure about that write back and I will elaborate.

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