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    Hi, I see what your saying JPMORRISS when your recording it actually plays back from the record head rather than the play head so the recordings will be in sync to the track your hearing.

    Thanks for that

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    The fact that the record function is returning is not unusual. Back in the day, cassette machines were often only used in play mode for months, even a year or two. The contacts on the REC/PLAY switch tarnished and when record was tried it did not work or the machine went instable. A few REC/PLAY cycles usually cured the problem.

    Re the motors? DO NOT lubricate them BEFORE checking a full manual.

    Dave.

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    will do thanks, i'll thoroughly google it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevlav View Post
    will do thanks, i'll thoroughly google it first.
    Well yes, good idea but Google will just give you 10 zillion opinions. You want the 1st class, grade one dope from Tascam!

    Dave.

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    I agree Dave...the rub in this case is that the manual includes nothing regarding the maintenance of the reel motors. It indicates to leave any lubrication up to the qualified service technicians at Teac...nothing in the operation or maintenance sections of the manual and I haven’t looked at the schematics yet to verify, but it looks as though the reel motors might be AC torque vs DC servo?

    Anyway, to the OP it’s normal for the motors to get warm or even hot to the touch, and regardless no amount of lubrication will change that. I wouldn’t worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbeats View Post
    I agree Dave...the rub in this case is that the manual includes nothing regarding the maintenance of the reel motors. It indicates to leave any lubrication up to the qualified service technicians at Teac...nothing in the operation or maintenance sections of the manual and I haven’t looked at the schematics yet to verify, but it looks as though the reel motors might be AC torque vs DC servo?

    Anyway, to the OP it’s normal for the motors to get warm or even hot to the touch, and regardless no amount of lubrication will change that. I wouldn’t worry about it.
    I thought that might be the case. Things were designed back then without regard to "green" issues so you want a 15-20watt motor? You got it!

    In any case I always cringe when peeps put "lubrication" and "tape machine" in the same sentence! Much that moves tape relies on friction.


    Just a thought Mr S, is there a good "tape machines and the art of zod" type book about that covers recorder servicing? Could not go into a lot of detail but could give some basic does&don'ts?

    Dave.

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