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I have a TEAC X-2000R. I purchased it new in 1976. great

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I have a TEAC X-2000R. I purchased it new in 1976. great unit. The fast fwd and rr works, but the play options does not. The pinch rollers do engage since I lubricated them. Any thoughts on why the play option in either directions will not function? When I press play it moves slightly and clicks but that is all.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, proposed preliminary checks (if have not been done) on potential suspects:

  • • loose, worn, deformed or even a broken capstan belt (most likely);
  • • stuck or failed capstan motor (least likely).