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how to remove Reel retainers on Akai GX-220D

how do i remove the reel retainers from the reel shaft on the Akai GX-220D. The machine fell forward and bent the reel shaft and I have to remove the retainer to straighten it. Can't figure it out and don't want to break the plastic reel retainer. Any advice? thanks.



Re: how to remove Reel retainers on Akai GX-220D

usually the akai reel to reels have three screws to remove the reel table. Somethimes they are cisable, other times they may be below the rubber cushion.
After removing the removing the reel table (with the plastic reel retainer, shaft and spring.
As it is bent it may be a bit harder, but you can usually remove the c clip holding the shaft in from the bottom side of the reel table, allowing the shaft, spring and plastic retainer to to pulled off the front of the reel table. Take out the shaft, straighten it, and reassemble.

Re: how to remove Reel retainers on Akai GX-220D

Don't they have screws in the center of the shaft?

Re: how to remove Reel retainers on Akai GX-220D

I have an old radio turnerwith the same problem, I fourtunaltly could fix it.. Some you tube videos were helpful. Every radio turner is a world apart...:(

regards!