So I bought a trimate a while ago for a steal knowing the tape deck was kaput.
I tore it apart, checking the belts - everything looking good there!
It wouldn't play....
much later, I just fixed a 9696 with a capstan tube problem and figured the trimate might have the same problem.
I added a tube and success! it plays! but it plays about half speed.
Suggestions? Tube too thick? Same fuel line tubing as the 9696.