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AKAI GX-230D Feed Reel running to fast?

I have a AKAI GX-230 and it was running fine but now it seems to be running too fast on the feed side, wind up tape and hit play and the feed tape is all over the floor, what causes this? Should the feed reel even be moving by the motor or just being pulled by the take-up reel?



Re: AKAI GX-230D Feed Reel running to fast?

I haven't worked on one in a long time, but I think your supply reel motor has to have a slight current running through it to create a back tension in play mode (it will actually run backwards with no tape in it). You may have a bad micro switch or one of the .47uf capacitors may be bad.

Re: AKAI GX-230D Feed Reel running to fast?

thank you for your reply, haven't played it in more than 10 years, put a reel on it the other day and it worked fine, the next day I decided to hook it up to my receiver to stat playing it and now both reels while in play run at the same speed! like FF speed! Weird!