Belt for Sony TC-135 reel-to-reel tape recorder
Hi, I just joined this website and I'm really hoping someone here can help. I just bought an antique reel-to-reel tape recorder from a thrift shop. It's a Sony TC-135. It powers up and the motor runs, but the drive belt that goes from the motor to the flywheel is worn out and keeps slipping off. It plays for a little while, but then the belt comes off. I think I might have found where to get a replacement belt, but the problem is that I have no idea how to take the old belt off! It looks like you have to take off a bunch of parts to get to it. I've been searching online everywhere for some kind of diagram or something to explain how to change the belt, but I can't find anything. If someone here knows about this particular tape recorder, that would be a HUGE help! This is getting really frustrating. I've always been fascinated with antique electrical and mechanical things, and I've been wanting one of these old reel-to-reel tape players since I was a kid. I really want to get this one to work.