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