Devised, researched
 and written
  Peter King Smith BSc

                                                         The mid-1960s, German-built multi-track tape recorder with FM/AM/SW radio

Common Faults

Continuous-play feature does not work

Cause: The automatic tape-re-start-after-rewind feature, on the other hand, depends on a light-dependent resistor (LDR) being tripped by a light from a bulb shining through the clear plastic tape at the beginning of the tape.

If the LDR is broken or failing, the light from the bulb will have no effect, and the tape unit will not re-start automatically as it should. Failure of the continuous-play feature can be caused by many other possibilities, the most common of which is failure of the LDR.

Another, rarer possibility, is a misaligned play solenoid. If this last is the case, it is vitally important that the solenoid is reset.

Remedy: Have an experienced, skilled engineer repair the fault.