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My pentax k1000 works great except for when I first load the film. Every time I first load the film, the rewind knob wont rotate when I snap pictures. Everything on the inside is intact and usually I have to open the back a couple times before it will actually work, exposing and wasting some of my film. I don't understand because the film is loaded correctly from what I can tell, and everything else works. I even watch the film advance while the back is open. Any help please?!

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I'm not sure I see a problem here. There is enough slack in the film that the first few exposures can spool out of the canister without it turning. If in doubt, close the back and then _lightly_ turn the rewind crank to take up the slack. Don't force it, just turn it until you feel resistance. Then advance the film and see whether the rewind knob turns.

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