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Took my Marantz 5025b to shop to replace belts, they also want to replace pinch rioller and idler tires, is that standard and do you know where I can get them, thanks

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All belts and pinch roller should be replaced at one time.

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All of them are prone to wear so it is good practice to replace them, even if the others don't need to be replaced.
Belts are not maker specfic, and can be found by just measuring the diameter in MM and entering it into Google. Rollers and Tires however are not universal. In some cases only the maker of the deck will be the only source of them.

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Replacing the Drive Belt
IMPORTANT: To aid in reassembly, note the orientation
of the drive belt on the two idler pulleys and the engine
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Refer to Figure 10.
The edger drive belt is subject to wear and should be
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Figure 10.
2. With your other hand, carefully reach under the
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IMPORTANT: Make certain that the "V" side of the belt
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I'm not sure how old your unit is but over time, the rubber parts in a VCR become cracked, glazed and begin to slip.

There is a rubber wheel about the diameter of a nickel that is called the pincher wheel and does exactly what its called.

It pinches or compresses the tape against a shiny metal spindle called a capstan. The capstan spindle is connected to a motor. The pincher wheel rests against the turning capstan with the tape in between the wheel and capstan.

The pincher wheel can become glazed and coated with a brown oxide that has worn off of the tape. This causes the tape to slip and it can spool out into the VCR.

There is another wheel called an idler tire. It lays flat and pivots between the sending reel and pickup reel. Its used during play, fast forward & rewind. This wheel too can become glazed and worn causing slipping. If your unit won't play, fast forward or rewind, most likely the idler tire is the culprit.

There are also belts that can also become glazed and worn. These belts are used along with motors in the tape load/eject mechanism and capstan drive. If the belts slip, the tape may not load or eject properly and the capstan might not be turning properly.

When I owned my repair shop, one solution was we to remove the belts and/or tires and apply a re-grip solution on the rubber with a cotton swab, while roughly rubbing the the entire rubber surface back & forth with the swab. The re-grip solution actually eats away the top surface of the rubber leaving the rubber surface course and causing it to grip better.

Another solution was to just replace all of the rubber tires and belts. These parts including the re-grip solution may be ordered through

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

Good luck!

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Dear Tim, In all likelihood the belts of your VCR have become old and worn. I suggest you unplug the machine, and open the bottom plate. You will now be able to see the Drive belts. Go to a Spare parts shop and buy a Belts set for your nodel from them, and replace. Also, try changing the REW/FF Idler unit. This should do the trick.

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Though not familiar with this model, VCRs of all sorts have an idler mechanism which drives the supply and takeup spindles. Either the idler is somehow defective and slipping, and, assuming this idler is belt driven, the belt may be slipping just enough to cause a no Rew/FFW condition. If you had access to a test tape jig (a clear dummy tape, which allows a tech to view what is happening in the area normally obscured by the loaded tape), this might give a clue as to what is happening. On alot of machines, a problem with Rew/FFW would also mean a tape takeup problem in standard play, result in tape spilling out inside the machine. Sensors would catch this condition and go into a error mode, as yours is doing. One other thing which might be happening here, is the pinch roller not being disengaged from the capstan in the Rew/FFW modes. I think this is where I'd look first, and you can probably see if such is happening just by pulling the cover off the VCR. The pinch roller is just to the right of the rotating video head. In the play and forward/rev search modes it will press the tape up against the capstan (a rotating shaft). When in Rew/FFW, the pinch roller should be pulled back from the capstan, maybe 1/4 inch or so. Whatever the case, repair will likely take someone tech savvy. Costs might not be economically justified, with the low-cost, disposable rigs sold in the last 10+ years.

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