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  #1  
Old February 21st 14, 08:37 PM posted to alt.collecting.8-track-tapes
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Default Channel Master 8-track player makes a flapping noise when tryingto play tapes

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:
Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was playing a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start to make a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a look inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the flapping sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is on the flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem with the belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still like new and this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is clean. I tried to check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber band that is smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping sound occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside and squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So without any belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the belt, the pulley moves too and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move the pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it up. I've tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just the flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the pulley? Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley or underneath? I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs tightening under there but I don't see how to get it off the spindle?. Thank you for any help or ideas.


Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize now that the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken post where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not stuck in the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound like it's the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but not without this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be either the flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be the cause of this?
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Old February 25th 14, 07:32 PM posted to alt.collecting.8-track-tapes
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Default Channel Master 8-track player makes a flapping noise when trying to play tapes

On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:34 -0800 (PST), detonator
wrote:

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:
Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was playing a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start to make a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a look inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the flapping sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is on the flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem with the belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still like new and this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is clean. I tried to check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber band that is smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping sound occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside and squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So without any belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the belt, the pulley moves

too
and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move the pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it up. I've tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just the flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the pulley? Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley or underneath? I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs tightening under there but I don't see how to get it off the spindle?. Thank you for any help or ideas.

Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize now that the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken post where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not stuck in the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound like it's the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but not without this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be either the flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be the cause of this?


First off, NEVER use WD-40 as a lubricant. It is a water displacer,
nothing more. Use light amber machine oil or turbine oil for
lubricating the capstan/flywheel bushing. You may be hearing that
"spinning" noise because of inadequate lubrication from the WD-40.
  #3  
Old February 26th 14, 09:22 AM posted to alt.collecting.8-track-tapes
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Default Channel Master 8-track player makes a flapping noise when trying to play tapes

Or worn bearings .
I hope he can fix his machine.


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"DeserTBoB" wrote in message
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On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:34 -0800 (PST), detonator
wrote:

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:
Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was playing
a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start to make
a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a look
inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still
moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the flapping
sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is on the
flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem with the
belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still like new and
this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is clean. I tried to
check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber band that is
smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping sound
occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside and
squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So without any
belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the belt,
the pulley moves

too
and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move the
pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it up. I've
tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just the
flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the pulley?
Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley or underneath?
I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs tightening under
there but I don't see how to get it off the spindle?. Thank you for any
help or ideas.

Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize now that
the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken post
where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not stuck in
the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound like it's
the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but not without
this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be either the
flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be the cause of this?


First off, NEVER use WD-40 as a lubricant. It is a water displacer,
nothing more. Use light amber machine oil or turbine oil for
lubricating the capstan/flywheel bushing. You may be hearing that
"spinning" noise because of inadequate lubrication from the WD-40.



  #4  
Old March 3rd 14, 03:58 AM posted to alt.collecting.8-track-tapes
detonator
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Default Channel Master 8-track player makes a flapping noise when tryingto play tapes

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:32:04 PM UTC-5, DeserTBoB wrote:
On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:34 -0800 (PST), detonator

wrote:




On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:


Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was playing a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start to make a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a look inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the flapping sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is on the flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem with the belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still like new and this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is clean. I tried to check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber band that is smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping sound occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside and squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So without any belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the belt, the pulley moves


too

and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move the pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it up. I've tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just the flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the pulley? Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley or underneath? I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs tightening under there but I don't see how to get it off the spindle?. Thank you for any help or ideas..




Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize now that the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken post where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not stuck in the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound like it's the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but not without this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be either the flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be the cause of this?




First off, NEVER use WD-40 as a lubricant. It is a water displacer,

nothing more. Use light amber machine oil or turbine oil for

lubricating the capstan/flywheel bushing. You may be hearing that

"spinning" noise because of inadequate lubrication from the WD-40.


I had the noise issue before even using the WD-40. I guess I could try to lubricate with light amber machine oil or turbine oil but if the noise is still there then would that mean the bearings are gone? Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
Lisa
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Old March 4th 14, 09:18 AM posted to alt.collecting.8-track-tapes
Andy
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Default Channel Master 8-track player makes a flapping noise when trying to play tapes

It could mean but i would try a product called Zoom Spout oil its made for
motors and the like.

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"detonator" wrote in message
...
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:32:04 PM UTC-5, DeserTBoB wrote:
On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:34 -0800 (PST), detonator

wrote:




On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:


Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was playing
a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start to make
a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a look
inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still
moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the flapping
sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is on
the flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem with
the belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still like
new and this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is clean. I
tried to check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber band that
is smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping sound
occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside and
squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So without any
belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the belt,
the pulley moves


too

and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move the
pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it up. I've
tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just the
flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the
pulley? Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley or
underneath? I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs
tightening under there but I don't see how to get it off the spindle?.
Thank you for any help or ideas.




Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize now that
the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken post
where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not stuck in
the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound like
it's the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but not
without this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be
either the flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be the
cause of this?




First off, NEVER use WD-40 as a lubricant. It is a water displacer,

nothing more. Use light amber machine oil or turbine oil for

lubricating the capstan/flywheel bushing. You may be hearing that

"spinning" noise because of inadequate lubrication from the WD-40.


I had the noise issue before even using the WD-40. I guess I could try to
lubricate with light amber machine oil or turbine oil but if the noise is
still there then would that mean the bearings are gone? Any ideas are
greatly appreciated.
Lisa


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Old March 4th 14, 07:55 PM posted to alt.collecting.8-track-tapes
detonator
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Default Channel Master 8-track player makes a flapping noise when tryingto play tapes

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 4:18:06 AM UTC-5, Andy wrote:
It could mean but i would try a product called Zoom Spout oil its made for

motors and the like.



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"detonator" wrote in message

news:...

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:32:04 PM UTC-5, DeserTBoB wrote:

On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:34 -0800 (PST), detonator




wrote:








On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:




Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was playing


a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start to make


a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a look


inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still


moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the flapping


sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is on


the flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem with


the belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still like


new and this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is clean. I


tried to check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber band that


is smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping sound


occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside and


squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So without any


belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the belt,


the pulley moves




too




and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move the


pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it up. I've


tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just the


flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the


pulley? Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley or


underneath? I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs


tightening under there but I don't see how to get it off the spindle?.


Thank you for any help or ideas.








Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize now that


the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken post


where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not stuck in


the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound like


it's the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but not


without this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be


either the flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be the


cause of this?








First off, NEVER use WD-40 as a lubricant. It is a water displacer,




nothing more. Use light amber machine oil or turbine oil for




lubricating the capstan/flywheel bushing. You may be hearing that




"spinning" noise because of inadequate lubrication from the WD-40.




I had the noise issue before even using the WD-40. I guess I could try to

lubricate with light amber machine oil or turbine oil but if the noise is

still there then would that mean the bearings are gone? Any ideas are

greatly appreciated.

Lisa


Thanks. I will get some of that and try it out.
Lisa
  #7  
Old March 5th 14, 08:26 AM posted to alt.collecting.8-track-tapes
Andy
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Default Channel Master 8-track player makes a flapping noise when trying to play tapes

lisa can you post a picture of youre unit would love to see it.


"detonator" wrote in message
...
On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 4:18:06 AM UTC-5, Andy wrote:
It could mean but i would try a product called Zoom Spout oil its made
for

motors and the like.



--

AL'S COMPUTERS

"detonator" wrote in message

news:...

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:32:04 PM UTC-5, DeserTBoB wrote:

On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:34 -0800 (PST), detonator




wrote:








On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:




Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was
playing


a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start to
make


a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a look


inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still


moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the flapping


sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is on


the flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem
with


the belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still like


new and this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is clean.
I


tried to check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber band
that


is smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping sound


occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside and


squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So without
any


belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the
belt,


the pulley moves




too




and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move
the


pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it up.
I've


tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just the


flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the


pulley? Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley or


underneath? I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs


tightening under there but I don't see how to get it off the spindle?.


Thank you for any help or ideas.








Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize now
that


the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken
post


where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not stuck
in


the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound like


it's the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but not


without this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be


either the flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be the


cause of this?








First off, NEVER use WD-40 as a lubricant. It is a water displacer,




nothing more. Use light amber machine oil or turbine oil for




lubricating the capstan/flywheel bushing. You may be hearing that




"spinning" noise because of inadequate lubrication from the WD-40.




I had the noise issue before even using the WD-40. I guess I could try to

lubricate with light amber machine oil or turbine oil but if the noise is

still there then would that mean the bearings are gone? Any ideas are

greatly appreciated.

Lisa


Thanks. I will get some of that and try it out.
Lisa



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Old March 11th 14, 05:34 PM posted to alt.collecting.8-track-tapes
detonator
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Default Channel Master 8-track player makes a flapping noise when tryingto play tapes

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:26:30 AM UTC-5, Andy wrote:
lisa can you post a picture of youre unit would love to see it.





"detonator" wrote in message

...

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 4:18:06 AM UTC-5, Andy wrote:


It could mean but i would try a product called Zoom Spout oil its made


for




motors and the like.








--




AL'S COMPUTERS




"detonator" wrote in message




news:...




On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:32:04 PM UTC-5, DeserTBoB wrote:




On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:34 -0800 (PST), detonator








wrote:
















On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:








Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was


playing




a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start to


make




a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a look




inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still




moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the flapping




sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is on




the flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem


with




the belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still like




new and this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is clean.


I




tried to check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber band


that




is smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping sound




occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside and




squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So without


any




belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the


belt,




the pulley moves








too








and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move


the




pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it up.


I've




tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just the




flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the




pulley? Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley or




underneath? I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs




tightening under there but I don't see how to get it off the spindle?.




Thank you for any help or ideas.
















Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize now


that




the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken


post




where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not stuck


in




the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound like




it's the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but not




without this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be




either the flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be the




cause of this?
















First off, NEVER use WD-40 as a lubricant. It is a water displacer,








nothing more. Use light amber machine oil or turbine oil for








lubricating the capstan/flywheel bushing. You may be hearing that








"spinning" noise because of inadequate lubrication from the WD-40.








I had the noise issue before even using the WD-40. I guess I could try to




lubricate with light amber machine oil or turbine oil but if the noise is




still there then would that mean the bearings are gone? Any ideas are




greatly appreciated.




Lisa




Thanks. I will get some of that and try it out.


Lisa

I would post a picture of it but I don't see a way to do it in this group.
Lisa
  #9  
Old March 12th 14, 07:38 AM posted to alt.collecting.8-track-tapes
Andy
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Posts: 113
Default Channel Master 8-track player makes a flapping noise when trying to play tapes

you attach it as a file to youre post most news readers allow you to do so

-- "detonator" wrote in message
...
On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:26:30 AM UTC-5, Andy wrote:
lisa can you post a picture of youre unit would love to see it.





"detonator" wrote in message

...

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 4:18:06 AM UTC-5, Andy wrote:


It could mean but i would try a product called Zoom Spout oil its made


for




motors and the like.








--




AL'S COMPUTERS




"detonator" wrote in message




news:...




On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:32:04 PM UTC-5, DeserTBoB wrote:




On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:34 -0800 (PST), detonator








wrote:
















On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:








Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was


playing




a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start
to


make




a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a
look




inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still




moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the
flapping




sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is
on




the flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem


with




the belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still
like




new and this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is
clean.


I




tried to check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber
band


that




is smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping
sound




occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside
and




squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So
without


any




belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the


belt,




the pulley moves








too








and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move


the




pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it
up.


I've




tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just
the




flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the




pulley? Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley
or




underneath? I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs




tightening under there but I don't see how to get it off the
spindle?.




Thank you for any help or ideas.
















Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize
now


that




the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken


post




where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not
stuck


in




the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound
like




it's the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but
not




without this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be




either the flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be
the




cause of this?
















First off, NEVER use WD-40 as a lubricant. It is a water displacer,








nothing more. Use light amber machine oil or turbine oil for








lubricating the capstan/flywheel bushing. You may be hearing that








"spinning" noise because of inadequate lubrication from the WD-40.








I had the noise issue before even using the WD-40. I guess I could try
to




lubricate with light amber machine oil or turbine oil but if the noise
is




still there then would that mean the bearings are gone? Any ideas are




greatly appreciated.




Lisa




Thanks. I will get some of that and try it out.


Lisa

I would post a picture of it but I don't see a way to do it in this group.
Lisa



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Old April 19th 14, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by detonator View Post
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15:36 PM UTC-5, detonator wrote:
Hi. I have a Channel Master Model 6325 8-track player. As I was playing a tape in it recently the player began to all of a sudden start to make a flapping noise. No audio would come through but when I took a look inside I could see that the pulley and flywheel were indeed still moving. If I took the belt off, and triggered the motor the flapping sound would go away with only the flywheel moving. If the belt is on the flapping sound is there. However, there is no evident problem with the belt itself, no tears, and not broken. It looks to be still like new and this belt was replaced within the past decade. It is clean. I tried to check if it was a loose belt issue by using a rubber band that is smaller than the belt size to run it but the same flapping sound occurred. I also tried using compressed air to clean the inside and squirted oil into any holes in the flywheel with WD-40. So without any belt only the flywheel moves and there is no noise but with the belt, the pulley moves too and seems to be the cause of the flapping noise. If I tried to move the pulley manually I can hear the flapping noise also if I speed it up. I've tried a few tapes and no audio would come through from them, just the flapping noise. What could be the cause? Is it something under the pulley? Is it the bearings? Would the bearings be inside the pulley or underneath? I tried to remove the pulley to see if anything needs tightening under there but I don't see how to get it off the spindle?. Thank you for any help or ideas.


Hi. I want to amend some things from my previous post. I realize now that the tape I was playing when the sound started to occur had a broken post where the roller sat. I had found the broken piece so it's not stuck in the machine but the player continues to make this spinning sound like it's the flywheel or pulley. I do hear sound now from my tapes but not without this loud sound of something spinning which I guess must be either the flywheel or pulley. Again, would the bearings still be the cause of this?
Everything you have described seems to point either to defective bearings in your motor, or else the belt guide that is affixed to the motor shaft has come loose. The guide is usually held on the shaft with a very small slot-headed or sometimes Phillips screw. Making sure it is perfectly (and I do mean perfectly) aligned with the belt before tightening it down. If it is not aligned correctly, the belt will simply slip off the guide into the bottom of your machine.
 




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