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Old 21st Jul 2016, 8:26 pm   #1
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I have been given this reel player, the rewind is very slow or stops altogether. It will turn with a little help.

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Old 24th Jul 2016, 11:30 am   #2
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hello, may be worth checking the rubber idler that does rew, check its condition and that it is clean and dry, also worth roughing up with some fine sand paper. assuming also the drive belt is not slipping or slack.
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Old 26th Jul 2016, 5:54 pm   #3
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I have cleaned the wheel rubbers not sure bow to get in side to the motor
If any one can tell me what screws hold it all in the wooden case please
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Old 26th Jul 2016, 9:19 pm   #4
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Usually four screws at the back and two screws at the bottom.

BTW the belt only drives the capstan, it has no effect on rewind or FF.
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Old 27th Jul 2016, 12:39 am   #5
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Usually four screws at the back and two screws at the bottom.
On the 4000DS, the back screws also fix the 4 rubber feet in place as well as holding the chassis too.

I hope you don't mind this question, what is your experience & skill level on such machines?

If you are having difficulty with removing the case you may have even greater difficulty in dealing with the more complex mechanism inside that may need dismantling and re-assembly.
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 7:53 am   #6
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Hi it was just didn't realise the screws for feet hold it in as well I don't have much knowledge but I am willing to learn.

I will photograph every thing first before taking anything apart

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Old 28th Jul 2016, 10:11 am   #7
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Another thing; does it play OK and consistently at the correct speed. If the motor capacitor is failing the motor may run but with reduced torque making the rewind problem worse. Play a tape (large spool nearly full) at the beginning and near the end - is it wowing? does it sound like the speed is correct?
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 6:52 pm   #8
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I have recorded and played a large tape and everything sounds ok. I have played a prerecorded tape that is only 5" spool and that plays good

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