How do I fix a take up spindle that won't turn?
I bought a Sears cassette player-recorder recently and was very excited to begin to use it instead of only being able to listen to cassettes on the road. Unfortunately, after cleaning it, regular tapes that go through end up with tape coming out and me having to reel it back in manually. The cleaner tape went through fine, no issues. The player-recorder also has issues rewinding, but I can live without that function. I'd just really like to know what's causing the problem and how to fix it, or where to take it to have it done.
It plays the tape, sound quality seems to be fine.
Cette question est-elle utile ?
As explained by B G, there should be a rubber belt driving the takeup spool and a rudimentary clutch to automatically adjust take-up tension to continually spool tape without inducing extra tension to create distortion in playback speed. If new, the drive rubber bands may take a set from being stored unused. If this is a used unit, the belt may be stretched beyond service and require replacement. A simple way to tell if the take-up spindle works is pressing play and observe the take-up spindle for rotation. Depressing a latch switch with the cover opened will allow you to gently grab the take-up spindle as it turns. There should be a strong resistance against attempting to stop the spindle from rotating.
par F Dryer
Thank you!! It's great to know where to start, and I'm totally new to tape player put-together stuff. Thanks for being so helpful!!