Hi, I am a service technician for many years. This Aiwa Z-L500 stereo is my own.
From time to time, I can not eject a cassette. Both units (dual cassette) have this issue. I replaced the belts, but that did not solve this problem.
More often this occurs when you use FF or RW and the tape reaches the end. A solenoid (part of auto stop system) activates (click, click, click), but the head assembly does not go down (disengage). It remains up in the cassette.
A web search for a solution revealed that other owners of this model Aiwa have the same issue, but no solution.
Does anyone know if Aiwa made an improved cassette deck assembly that resolved this issue?
Thank You in advance, John