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Akai M8 Capstan Motor runs in reverse

Have just obtained an Akai M8 that looks to me like someone has tried to fix/refurdbish it.
Everything seems to work of sorts the cams are good but the capstan motor runs in reverse. I have checked the color coded wiring on the low off high speed switch and it is correct as per manual and my other M8.
I have never seen this before so would appreciate some input/advice before I start to refurbish the machine fully.

In Anticipation.

Many Thanks



Re: Akai M8 Capstan Motor runs in reverse

Are the motor capacitors OK?

Re: Akai M8 Capstan Motor runs in reverse

Yes the caps are fine. My thoughts relate to the winding's and irons of the motor if they had been reversed in a rebuild.

Re: Akai M8 Capstan Motor runs in reverse

If the motor has been serviced the rotor could have been installed backwards; this is possible on some motors.

Re: Akai M8 Capstan Motor runs in reverse

Thanks for the info I will check that out when I remove motor etc.
Will keep you informed.