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Grundig tk120 spool not working

I have a Grundig tk120 that is refusing to work properly. The left spool turns fine but the right one does not. The belt is in place but I note that the counter does not turn either. Is there avoider belt?

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Re: Grundig tk120 spool not working

That deck is about 46 years old, so lubrication drying out can be a problem. There is an idler tire between the two reel tables that engages the reel on the right; this must move freely. If the rubber on the idler is hardened it won't work correctly; they can be rebuilt but it's expensive. The reel tables usually have a brake mechanism; this must disengage when in play or F-F mode.