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8 track hum

Discussion in 'Tape' started by chris311, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. chris311

    chris311 New Member

    I have a realistic tr-169 ..when I plug it in it hums...the machine itself..not through the speakers and no tape playing.....i have tried different outlets and no change...any ideas what this could be.


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  2. 1tumbleweed

    1tumbleweed Kozmik Kowboy Subscriber

    Colorado Front Range
    Most likely the power transformer. Windings are loose, or the insulation is dried out. Nothing else makes sense if it happens with no tape inserted; pull the cover, put your hand on the xformer, see if it changes or you can feel it buzzing.

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