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RE: Teac X10R reel drag.

First thank you for everyone who has chimed in. I have some new and more specific information about this issue with my Teac 10r, and I am hoping it will help trace down the issue.

Put quite simply, if I lay the unit on its back, everything runs like a champ, no drag no lag. I am pasting a link to a folder with videos showing how well it runs when horizontal, a full FF and RW - fast no hesitation and even works when stopped and started again at 80% full on the take up reel.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VEnv69-vGv9tIxHxQffYlwBXmUcbxPqv?usp=sharing

I can hear something in the motors that also sounds different, like a turbo or over drive is kicking in or something. If I place the deck upright, it goes back to the previous behavior of lag and drag. The new "turbo" over drive sound does not kick in..

Can anything be gleaned from this new and more specific behavior? Is there some kind of a clutch or brake that may work well when on its back, but not when upright, if so, could it be getting stuck?? Could this indicate that at least the problem is most likely mechanical?

Also, I think I can officially rule out SSS, I spun up a new spool of tape and went back and thoroughly cleaned the pulleys, caps, and heads, everything is pure, no residue no squeaking sound.

Again, appreciate the help and hope to hear back. I may repost this issue if this thread has lost popularity.




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  • RE: Teac X10R reel drag. - mr9iron 19:11:36 12/29/20 (0)

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