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How do you install new motor to capstan belt on Teac 4010S?

Customer Question

How do you install new motor to capstan belt on Teac 4010S?
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: Teac A4010S/1970,I think
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Yesterday/ canot get belt in behind capstan flywheel.
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 20 days ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Sometimes you have to have the belt on the capstan, before you can anchor down the motor with the screws or bolts. This ensures sufficient tension on the drive belt.

Or are you having a different sort of problem with the positioning of the belt onto the capstan wheel?

If you can photograph the region of the difficulty, and post it to me with your reply, it might help me understand and advise you better.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I can't get the belt in behind the capstan so I can position it on the flywheel and motor pulley.
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I need to install new belt capstan and motor and I'm having a hard time slipping belt behind capstan flywheel.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 20 days ago.

Since I appear to be making no progress on this case, I must, with apologies, Opt Out of this case in favor of a different Expert here, who may have an approach to the problem that suits you better... and at no additional charge.

Thank you for your patience meanwhile.