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    Dokorder 8140 4-channel Reel-toReel

    I just got this reel to reel from a buddy who was the original owner who had bought it new in 1977!! However, here’s my dilemma, EVERYTHING works perfectly except for the Playback which simply doesn’t!! When pressing the play button, the reels just sit there! I’m wondering if any of you may have any suggestions that I can try DIY?

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    Re: Dokorder 8140 4-channel Reel-toReel

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Morvant View Post
    I just got this reel to reel from a buddy who was the original owner who had bought it new in 1977!! However, here’s my dilemma, EVERYTHING works perfectly except for the Playback which simply doesn’t!! When pressing the play button, the reels just sit there! I’m wondering if any of you may have any suggestions that I can try DIY?
    Are you sure you have the tape spooled properly?
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    Re: Dokorder 8140 4-channel Reel-toReel

    MEP, yep, it’s going in the right direction, but thanks!

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    Re: Dokorder 8140 4-channel Reel-toReel

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Morvant View Post
    MEP, yep, it’s going in the right direction, but thanks!
    I don't mean going in the right direction. There is a tape path that must be followed when you spool up a tape. If you don't thread the tape correctly through the tape path, nothing happens when you hit play.
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    Re: Dokorder 8140 4-channel Reel-toReel

    mep, my bad! I just checked the spooling and had to change one point but it is still not playing! The pinch wheel does come out into position against roller, but no movement in play mode.

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    Re: Dokorder 8140 4-channel Reel-toReel

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Morvant View Post
    mep, my bad! I just checked the spooling and had to change one point but it is still not playing! The pinch wheel does come out into position against roller, but no movement in play mode.
    Ever figure out what was wrong with the not playing problem?

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