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Tascam 246 and 424 mkII 4-track recorders
Stumbled across your post on the Tascam 414 whilst searching for a schematic for my 2 four tracks. I use them at home and in the studio for arranging etc. before going to 24 trks...they both have the same problem, as far as I can tell. The motors have deteriorated and run slow.
I took the 424's top off, disconnected the molex connectors that attach the mixer to the assembly and the ground, and started examining the "relay" (cassette part). When I manually move the belt, the cassette returns to the proper pitch for a moment, and then slows within a few seconds.