Devised, researched
 and written
  Peter King Smith BSc

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

Common Faults

Tape does not rewind at the end of a track

Cause: Tape rewind is normally triggered by a 'pilot tone', which is automatically recorded onto the tape before the tape rewinds. This audible tone sounds like a 'hum'. Should normal operation fail, tape rewind will instead be triggered by an 'end-of-tape' switch.

Remedy: Try performing a 'manual rewind' by pressing and releasing the STOP button. There are several plug-in relays under the main chassis. If these fail to operate correctly, the tape unit may malfunction e.g. bulbs won't light up; tape unit won't record.