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Old 4th Nov 2020, 2:26 pm   #3
Welsh Anorak
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Default Re: Philips EL3549A reel to reel

Luckily this machine is transistorised and hopefully will not need the attentions of a soldering iron. Also if you're lucky the belts are of the earlier type that don't turn to a horrible black sludge that gets everywhere. They will need replacing, of course, and there are some brakes and clutches that will need attention. Resist the temptation to just plug it in before giving it a good once over.
A service sheet will be available at the top of this page. The mechanics look a bit complex at first encounter, but they soon make sense. Come back to us when you've got the belts and the courage to start and we can help you!
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