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I have a LG DVD/VCR Recorder RC 897T. Some times when I turn the unit on the DVD door will open and not close. I must push the DVD Door closing function button many time before the door stays closed and I can use an of the other functions of the recorder. How can I fix this problem. Thank you. Dan

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  • d_engel Nov 08, 2010

    Where can I find the part you mentioned, New Load Belt, and a repair manual with diagrams for my DVD. Thank you. Dan

  • d_engel Nov 11, 2010

    OK, I check both web sites you stated and could not find the Load Belt. Also where can I find a internal diagram of my unit?

  • d_engel Nov 13, 2010

    My E-Mail is D_engel@att.net, Thank you Dan

  • d_engel Nov 13, 2010

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The load belt can be located inside the mechanism of your DVD player, just beneath the slide draw. You have to open it to locate it. In most DVDs this belt can be replaced without dismandling anything. OK

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    The Knight Nov 12, 2010

    Hello
    I've the exploded view of your DVD mechanism in which you can see all the parts including the loading belt I mentioned. But I can't send it to you without the permission of Fixya. You just ask them about i. Ok

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    The Knight Nov 12, 2010

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    I've the exploded view of your DVD mechanism as PNG mage. But there is no facility to send it to you through this reply. You just ask Fixya to make an arrangement to send this to you. I've requested them a while ago about this situation. No reply has been got to me till yet. OK

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    The Knight Nov 13, 2010

    Hello
    Ify you give me your email address, I'll send it you as an attachment.

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    The Knight Nov 13, 2010

    Hello
    I've forgotten to give you my mail address
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D_engel,

It sounds like you need a new load belt. Installing the belt is a complicated process, not impossible, but if you have not done it before it could be daunting.

If you want to try it you will need to remove the cover. Take out the screws on the rear and any located on the sides. Remove the cover. Now you need to disconnect any wires attached to the DVD. Mark them first for easy assembly. Remove the screws holding the unit to the base and any other mounting screws. Remove the DVD and take the screws out of the sides to remove the cover.

From here it will be something which you will have to determine as every unit is different. You will probably have to remove the load assembly. This is the tricky part. Reassembly will require making sure the timing is correct.

If this seems like more than you need to deal with you may want to buy a new unit as they are not that expensive today. Another solution would be to push the door shut manually until the belt finally gives out completely.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating. Great ratings will keep the experts helping to solve everyone's problems. Thank you.

hardrocko

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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    Kim Yearick Nov 10, 2010

    Sorry, I guess I forgot to mention that.http://www.encompass.com orhttp://www.mcminc.com should be able to supply the belt.

    Thanks for using FixYa.

    hardrocko

  • Kim Yearick
    Kim Yearick Nov 10, 2010

    d-engel,

    The one site I mentioned should behttp://www.encompassparts.com . Thanks for using FixYa.

    hardrocko

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