Question about Audio & Video Receivers
I've done many of these machines and the most frequent cause of your problem is the REEL MOTOR. In many cases I have been able to spray some Caig D5 into the base of the motor where there is a small opening and clean the brushes. After using a SMALL AMOUNT of the cleaner, use a small Q-Tip to engage the "TAPE INSERTED" switch (center one at top of cassette compartment), and run the motor in Fast Forwarded and Rewind the complete the cleaning of the motor. this works in about 70% of then cases.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
The unit sounds like it has a take up clutch or takeup idler problem. Check all the drive assemblies in the unit. Remove the cover from the front of the transport inside the cassette well, and check the condition of the idlers and reel base drives. The counter belt can also gatherup and prevent the takeup reel from working correctly, or fire the auto stop mechanism preventing it from playing, although that sounds to be ok in this case as the unit will FF and REW ok. The takeup drive is supplied by a different drive idler as it requires much lower and more controlled torque. This unit was always considered to be a great tape deck and is well worth a bit of attention for restoration. You can get a new belt kit for $19.00 from here
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Posted on May 29, 2008
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