Hoping someone can help, new owner restoring a GF777, having several issues with both Tape decks.
- Tapes do not play in either deck, reel (spool?) does not move when play is pressed.
- Tapes do not RWD or FFWD on either deck, reel (spool?) does not move
- Cleaned idler, plastic moving parts, mechanism, tyres.
- Using cotton bud, apply very small amount of pressure to idler and reel moves, tapes rwd and ffwd as normal.
Ordered new belts, but what does the idler do and why does it work when pressure applied? Does any other Sharp have the same tape mechanism as a 777 that I can simply source a replacement?