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Nakamichi 582 sticking capstan motor

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June 10, 2012 3:09:00 PM

Hello, My Nakamichi 582 capstan motor doesn't always start rotating on power up, but a very light push on the capstan wheel and it's away. It is intermittent as though there is a "bald spot" when the armature stops at a certain position. Is it a new motor or will it respond to a squirt of switch cleaner ?
June 10, 2012 8:50:57 PM

The capstan shaft must be removed and cleaned, lubed.
The belts probably need replacing.
DO NOT "shoot" cleaner into the machine.
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