Hi all, replaced the capstan belt, control belt, and pinch roller wheel on a Tascam 244. I did not replace the idler tires as they seemed ok, maybe slightly hardened. I have the back open and when I start it up with a tape in or my finger on those little levers that sense the tape, the capstan starts spinning. When I use the transport controls (Play/FF/RW the same thing happens for all three), I can see the control belt snap the control gears to the proper positions and the tape starts spinning at the right speeds and directions, but after about 2-3 seconds the control belt brings the gears back to the STOP point, the tape stops spinning and the heads retract. I did remove the bar over the transport gear in order to clean gunk, but I paid close attention to the potentiometer position when I put it back, so unless anyone is sure that the control pot can cause this issue, I would think it's probably something else. Any ideas whether this could be a problem with the idler tires being too hard and slipping? Possibly the capstan spinning too slowly and the machine thinks there's resistance and is automatically stopping the transport system? Or could it be an electrical problem (please no, over my head lol) If anyone out there has had this problem and knows a solution, or has any ideas I would appreciate it. Tryna resurrect this thing so I can throw my iPhone in the ocean (just kidding but not really).