Akai GXC-730-D casette deck playback speed issues
Hey all - the other day at the thrift store, I came across an absolute beautiful Akai GXC-730D cassette deck. After doing research, I've read that these things are classics. It doesn't have a mark on it. It's perfect!
1. When I play a regular tape (one I didn't record), the playback seems too fast.
2. When I record a record, the playback is slow.
There is no pitch dial on it, so I ruled that out. Possibly a belt issue? I found the service manual on this site, but it wasn't a lot of help. I don't want to order a new belt if it could be a motor problem. I'll say it again, this thing is beautiful!!