Mechanics

MY CASSETTE PLAYER HAS STOPPED WORKING? - HOW DO I FIX IT?

1999 Subaru Legacy • 170,000 miles

When I insert the cassette tape it goes in the player and makes a clicking sound then the tape comes back out. I do not know why it does this please help solve this problem. Thankyou
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Most cassette players have electronic photo sensors to detect when the take-up reel stops turning, then it automatically reverses. If one sensor fails, it may play in only one direction as long as the tape isn't at the end. You can try turning the tape over to see if it plays one way.

Some also have a belt that runs a sensor wheel. That belt can break or it can stretch and slip. A slipping belt usually causes intermittent reversing in the middle of the tape.

Caradiodoc
May 18, 2012.