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Radio works Cassett does'nt
My radio works fine but when I put in a tape it does nothing. Belt? Advise where I can have repaired in Ohio or nearby Any idea of cost for repairs
#1 01-15-2008, 05:49 PM,
Are you in luck: Sierra work on radio's give them a call

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TROY, OH 45373

You can also check to see if it is the belt your self and I think they are available.... but where?
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#2 01-15-2008, 06:46 PM,
The belt is not difficult to change yourself if you're good with your hands and the belts are available at stereo shops.
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#3 01-15-2008, 07:06 PM,

This is an old thread, but I thought I'd put this info on here anyway, just in case someone else is looking for a belt for their cassette player.

I got mine online from here:

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This store stocks repair parts and kits for tons of old electronics including VCRs and cassette decks. Great site, great service. I received my new drive belt from them in two days.

The part number for the belt that fits our cassette deck is SBS12.4 (Small Belt Square - 12.4 inches x 0.46 inches). It only costs $1.15.
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#4 03-25-2008, 04:52 AM,
Great info WingMan and thanks. I made this thread a sticky so your info wouldn't get lost.
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#5 03-25-2008, 06:48 AM,
loubee1 Wrote:My radio works fine but when I put in a tape it does nothing. Belt? Advise where I can have repaired in Ohio or nearby Any idea of cost for repairs

This may sound silly but:
did you switch it over to tape?
#6 03-25-2008, 07:13 AM,
I have this problem as well,it does work sometimes but not for long,I tried that site WingMan71 suggested but they do not ship outside of the USA,is there anyone with a paypal account so i can send money that would order this belt to their address & then ship it out to me in Ireland.Thanks guys...
#7 06-03-2008, 07:46 AM,
I pulled my cassette & stripped the outer casing & found that the belt had broken,i had a broken cassette from my yamaha venture royale & took the belt out of that & fitted it to the Panosonic cassette player & everything works again,thanks guys....
#8 06-08-2008, 03:44 AM,
Mine did that with an adaptor. It keeps switching from forward to reverse. The sensor is screwed up and I'm looking into fixing it. I'm kind of handy with some things like that. Let you know how it goes. Heres an update. In the very front of the deck is a small arm that sticks up on an angle. I used a small o-ring removal tool and bent it up just a tad and the tape deck has been working fine ever since. 8)
#9 04-23-2009, 01:10 AM,

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