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I need a parts list for an old realistic ctr-56 cassette tape recorder the drive belt needs replaced it melted

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Hi 1George I found a replacement belt that works but not an exact replacement. P/N FRM9.6 Flat belt from Gateway electonic in St. Louis Mo. BUT you may have to try and order it from the manufacture www.russellind.com as I had to sort thru a bunch of belts to find this one. It works great. more info. e-mail sales@russellind.com bar code # 3152-00129 Good LUCK tedglow@charter.net

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What is the part number and where can I buy one. The flat belt that drives the cassette player melted when contact cleaner was applied


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