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    TEAC 80-8 stopped working

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    Hello-

    My Teac 80-8 was working great until the other day when all the motors decided to stop turning.

    The unit turns on, but I can't Play/FF/RWD. I replaced all the fuses even though they seemed to be ok, to no avail.

    When I lift the tensioner arm, the capstan does not start. Could this possibly be a faulty switch on the tensioner arm? Is there an easy way to test that? Or any other ideas/troubleshooting steps I can try?

    Thanks for any help!

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    Do the brakes actuate, or the pinch roller or the lifters?

    I’m asking because I believe those are driven by the same power rail as the motors, and the first step when having these kinds of problems is to check the power supply.

    Do you have a multimeter and the service manual?

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    Nothing was actuating, so I started to suspect the switch on the tensioner arm. I removed it (there are actually 2 switches) and sure enough, they were broken. My son told me that a tape fell off while rewinding and that's when it stopped working. The tape must have hit the tensioner arm really hard and cracked the switches.

    They should be easy enough to replace. However, there is another pieces that is broken, a "tensioner limiter". I am guessing I won't be able to find this for sale anywhere? It's Item 7 on the attached diagram.

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    Hi

    Glad to see you found the problem. As far as the tension limiter I had the same problem and a friend of mine 3d printed me a couple of them, I still have one left if you need it.

    PM me

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