It sounds to me like the tension arms need to be adjusted, (these are the pulleys below the tape reels on the left and right side of the machine). Smaller reels seem to put higher tension demands on the transport which can stop or slow down the tape travel, or perhaps the tape is becoming so loose that the arms fall and the tape stops.
On Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:47:18 PM, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I have a Teac X-1000R which is acting strangely.
>It will play and fast-forward beautifully with 10.5-inch reels, but won't play correctly or fast-forward with 7-inch reels.
>Can anyone out there tell me what the matter is.............. PLEASE?