Help with PIONEER RT 1020L Reel To Reel

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Joined Jan 22, 2013
Hello, anyone with knowledge of the cause for PIONEER RT-1020L reel to reel not recording in left channel? During recording, both vu meters are working but during playback only the right channel is playing, could this be capacitiors or resistors? If so, can anyone provide a detail schematic identifying the ones to change. Thanks


Joined Nov 23, 2012
Can you confirm that it is "not recording" vs. "recording but not playing back"? That is, have you checked your recorded tape on another unit to see if the tape is really blank on that track?