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Tape roller guides on Tascam 22-4

John P Vadas's picture

I am having a problem with the roller guides on my Tascam 22-4. The caps that hold them on (3) either are too tight causing the rollers to seize and slowing the motors down at FF or REW and if I loosen them slightly they "turn " and unsrew all the way and fall off. Any suggestions?



Tape roller guides on Tascam 22-4

There may be some washers missing on the shafts, or in the wrong position. You might want to look at the manual in the library here; it should show a pictorial of the pinch roller set-up.
Those washers are usually very critical as to size and thickness.