TEAC 80-8 Repair Help?

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larrykohling

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Hey forum folks--

I've got a TEAC 80-8 with two issues:

1) a power transformer that buzzes, both at rest, and more loudly when the transport functions (play, rewind, etc.) are engaged, and 2) a capstan that comes loose too easily (I've disassembled and reassembled the capstan assembly probably four times at this point--every time, it's plumb and functioning properly, and then the slightest bump causes it to come loose).

I'm a newbie to tape deck repair--I used to have a really great tech, but I've moved to a city without any reel-to-reel competent technicians :( so any and all suggestions are most welcome.
 

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1) a power transformer that buzzes, both at rest, and more loudly when the transport functions (play, rewind, etc.) are engaged

For Power transformers that Buzz my solution is to remove it from the unit and dip it in Varnish.
I Dip it in a bowl with varnish and let it dry, then do the same procedure 2 more times.
The varnish impregnations solves the buzz
 

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