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Right reel back-tension

Ok. Then, you're "probably" looking at a right/take-up reel back-tension control problem.

"Back-tension" is applied to ensure that there is appropriate tape tension in order to avoid "spillage", particularly when fast forwarding or rewinding and then hitting "Stop". After all, we don't want tape all over the floor, do we?

I can't help you beyond this, since I'm not familiar with that particular machine, except to say that you might try using an almost fully loaded "junk" 10" reel of tape on the right/take-up and see what happens when you do some testing in the FF mode.

Heck, use a junk tape and try it "six ways to Sunday".


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