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RE: JVC KD-85 Cassette Deck

Hello again,

In addition to questions previously submitted directly to you regarding what idler drives and idler tyres are and what they look like, would you kindly tell me if there should be any concerns regarding age hence, condition of the new belts being purchased from the site you recommended?

Also, with reference to your original guidance, what are the procedures to clean and service idler drives?

I thank you in advance for your time and efforts.


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  • neovision1 Jul 08, 2008

    Thanks for the guidance and I have rated your comments accordingly

    The cover on tape deck is off and as you suspected, the belt is in a poor condition

    Using your information all applicable components have been identified

    Order for new belt is being placed tonight

    Cleaning and needed supplies will be here soon...

    Thanks -- You have been extremely helpful and the way your ideas and
    guidance were conveyed, made me confident that there is nothing serious
    and I could handle the situation on my own. Thanks



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Hi no worries, have a look at this. Will give you an idea of what idlers are, I know the new belts are in good nick. They make up kits out of fresh belts. Idlers can generally be resurfaced. I use an nail emery board to freshen them up. Acetone on a cotton bud rejuvenates the rubber drive surface. If they are cracked and perished, or gone very hard, then you may have to find something to re shod the idler with. I cannot recall what the JVC uses, but it is likely to be some sort of idler/clutch assembly for taker up

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