PIONEER RT 1020L Reel To Reel. Just spins on Play, FFwd & FRew OK

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scheding

Joined Jul 19, 2020
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Help with PIONEER RT 1020L Reel To Reel. Just spins on Play, FFwd & FRew OK. VU's seem OK too. No Smoke.

I just this beauty from a friend. Seems OK, except when I hit play it acts like it's in slow-fast forward.
Any ideas out there?
 

MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
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Sounds like a mechanical problem. Check all your belts and idler wheels.
There is pinch roller that pinches the tape against the capstan. Sounds like the pinch roller is not engaging.

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