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How to remove the pause knob on an akai gx 220d reel to reel

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how to remove the pause knob on an akai gx 220d reel to reel tape deck? Also, how to get motor to go forward instead of reverse in the play mode?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

Hi Welcome to just answer. When was the last time the system worked. Have you tried to power off the system

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

When are you available today

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry, I was out all day, but I can talk now. Call me at XXX XXX XXXX.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

What time can we talk tomortow ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
we can talk now. call me at XXX XXX XXXX.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do not know when was the last time the system worked. It was stored in a garage and my friend gave it to me. I plugged it in and checked the operation. The fast forward and the reverse works but it will not go forward in the play position. Instead, the motor spins in the reverse direction. I want to take the cover off to check it out but I cannot remove the pause knob. It appears the pause know has a metal dowel wedged in it. Please respond ASAP. Let's try this way before we go to the phone.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

Sorry for the delays, I will try schedule this for 7:00pm est

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OK. 7:00 pm is fine.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Please accept my proposal as that is the only way I get credit for my time.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Please explain. I have paid $36 for this service.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry, I can only help here online for what you have paid for. Phone call is extra service outside of what you have paid.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I understand. Forget the phone call. I'm waiting for an answer to my problem. Did you read the information about my problem that I sent?
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

Yes,

There is a wheel that is attached to the other end of the tape and pause removes it atomatically. Is that wheel there?

Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

If yes, then what happens when you push towards the tape?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do not know because I cannot remove the cover until I remove the pause knob. How do I remove the pause knob? I have removed every knob except the pause kn ob.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

Is the pause know not a switch? Is it a mechanical linkage?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I think it is a mechanical linkage. The machine is an Akai GX 220D reel to reel tape deck. If you can get a picture of it you will see what I mean.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

OK if it is mechanical linkage, it will be a bit difficult because the linkage is a lever that is spring loaded and is directly attached to the wheel that pulls the tape. To remove it, you will need to start near the wheel and walk backwards. Open the cover that protects the pick-up heads and see if you can access it.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is called the pause lever knob, not a switch. I can fax you a picture of the unit showing the pause lever knob
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

You can post picture here

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do not know how to post a picture here.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

What are trying to do with the system? What was the problem?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Did you read my response sent you today at 12:55 pm. It's all explained in that response. Also, pictures are available on the akai.com web site.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

OK do you have its service manual?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, but I copied a few pages from on line. Why is it taking so long for your reply?
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

I was looking at some of my manuals to see if I have a copy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
All of the other knobs are off. I"M ready to take the cover off but I do not see how to take the pause lever off.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I know this is an old reel to reel deck, so do you know of anyone or anywhere I can get it repaired?
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

I do not know anyone at this time but wil, look into this. I used to work on a shop that is now out of business

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Are you able to help me with this problem? If you want to try again tomorrow, because I have to leave in 20 minutes. Let me know when you ant to resume.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

Can you take pictures and send to me here

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I can fax them to you
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Pls respond, I have to go.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

Ok

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OK what do you mean? Do we resume? If so, when and what time
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

7pm

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi, are u there
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

Sorry I am late. Weread you able to take some pictures?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I was able to download the service manual but I didn't see anything on how to remove the pause level knob.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

I sorry about that. I wish I can see a picture of the linkage

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I can't see inside the unit until I take the cover off. I can't take the cover off until I remove the last knob which is the pause lever knob. All the other knobs are removed.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

So there is no screw or any other ways to disconnect it? Have you tried to take off one of the sides? Have you tried to pull a little bit?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I was able to take the other knobs off using either a phillip head screwdriver or an allen wrench. But this one appears to have been put on using a metal dowel or pin.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 11 months ago.

Well I am not sure what I can do to help. I will opt out and let the other experts try this

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