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Slowing down
Old 28th September 2013
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Slowing down

I've run into a bit of a problem with my 1/4" reel to reel. It'll play fine for a few seconds then start to slow down considerably (it sounds like it's running between 10 and 15%). I've checked it all over, belts and pressure rollers seem to be fine. Any ideas on what's going on here?
Old 28th September 2013
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It's probably time for new belts and rollers, cleaned and then recalibrated. Just because the rubber parts are on there and "working" doesn't mean they're not dry /shrunk/ stretched. I would have the motor checked for proper torque and rpm as well. If it hasn't been done in the last few years of service, it's probably time again. I would look to a professional near you for service. I'll bet someone near you has recommendations.
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