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JVC 838jw tape functions HELP

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#1 Mx3sc

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

Almost through a resto on my second 838 finishing up with the tape deck. Cleaned and oiled everything, along with new belts. However it was playing for a few seconds and would ff and rw for a few seconds. I noticed that the counter was hung up and assumed that it was putting enough tension on the belt to stop the play and ff-rw functions. Greased the counted gears and ff and play work perfectly. Rewind however still only runs for a few seconds and then shuts off. The counter also does not run in reverse.... only in ff and play does the counter move. It's almost like there should be another belt on the rw side or that something is not engaging.

Any advice?

#2 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 01:53 AM

You do have a tape in the deck right?? :lol:

If no tape, then the counter won't work in reverse and rewind will only work for a couple of seconds before shutting off.

#3 Mx3sc

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:11 AM

This didn't hit me until after I made this post lol. No more working on projects at 2am.