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  • This procedure was of great help pictorially in order to replace the belts on my SONY TC-WE825S Dual Cassette deck. I found replacement belts from a seller retroparts_sk on Ebay. They fit perfectly. The tricky part for me was presetting the gears that connect to the smaller belt. I wish i could describe it well, but they can be passively wound to a stop in two directions. Once they were preset - it all fell together. I also think someone has mentioned the larger belt that runs the flywheels - there are 3 handy little black plastic posts to preload the belt onto. Once you re-attach the cassette mechanism halves back together, then its a matter of gently lifting the wider capstan / flywheel belt off of those posts - the belt naturally then wants to sit on the motor pulley. A very ha…

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    This procedure was of great help pictorially in order to replace the belts on my SONY TC-WE825S Dual Cassette deck. I found replacement belts from a seller retroparts_sk on Ebay. They fit perfectly. The tricky part for me was presetting the gears that connect to the smaller belt. I wish i could describe it well, but they can be passively wound to a stop in two directions. Once they were preset - it all fell together. I also think someone has mentioned the larger belt that runs the flywheels - there are 3 handy little black plastic posts to preload the belt onto. Once you re-attach the cassette mechanism halves back together, then its a matter of gently lifting the wider capstan / flywheel belt off of those posts - the belt naturally then wants to sit on the motor pulley. A very handy procedure here and i wanted to thank the poster as it helped me save a really nice deck from the scrapyard. Thanks.

    I can confirm those 'helper posts' as well! great instructable and great comments!!

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