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first check the ball for broken tooth on the bottom inside, try another ball, second there is a panel on the bottom, remove, you will see little chrome slides about in the middle, that move in and out. brush on some alcohol (rubbing) to make sure they slide free. If this does not help needs further and deeper repairs. Good machine but old. I still have some elements (balls) for these

Smith Corona... | Answered on May 02, 2014 | 79 views


Most likely it needs lubrication. WD40 is a wonderful thing. Make sure that you put rags under the typewriter to catch the mess. As you press keys and the space bar, spray under the platen as it moves. You want to lube the escapement and the rails. When finished, use denatured alcohol to clean the platen and rollers. (But try really hard NOT to get WD40 on the rollers or the platen. The rollers can be hard to get to). DO NOT do this if this is an electric. They have a rolling platen under the typewriter to provide movement to the keys, etc. If the roller gets oil on it, it will stop working! You can keep cleaning the roller, but as the oil keeps dripping on the roller, all the movements will slip. Eventually you might get it clean, but it is a pain.

Smith Corona... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014 | 89 views


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Smith Corona... | Answered on Apr 22, 2014 | 210 views


There are 2 black buttons on the caridge behind where the paper goes in. Push down and slide the button to where you want the new tab

Smith Corona... | Answered on Apr 11, 2014 | 148 views


It sounds like you have a Wheelwriter 15 Series II based on the model number you gave, but the answer is probably the same for almost any Wheelwriter: There is a small mechanism, I believe called a solenoid, that moves a horseshoe-shaped part that actually "fires" the striking hammer against the individual letter-spokes of the daisywheel print element, to put letters/numbers/symbols on paper. I have posted a close up photo of the left hand side of the carriage that moves back and forth while you type, which holds the ribbon, correction tape, and mechanisms for positioning the daisy wheel print element so that the hammer can strike the correct letter, number, etc. when selected from the keyboard. If you go to your machine and remove the ribbon and correction tape from the carriage, you will see that right in the middle of the picture is the thing I'm talking about. It looks like a small electric motor like you might find in a toy racecar, is about the same diameter as a USA "quarter", and is I think about an inch thick. I've replaced one of those once, using the part from a damaged typewriter to replace the matching part in a typewriter that worked except it wouldn't print, just like the problem you describe. It's been a few years since I did that but it did not require any specialized tools, and I did not have a manual or a video to refer to. I think this mechanism has stayed mostly the same for about 20 years worth of Wheelwriters, though I can't promise that a part from a Wheelwriter 3, for example, would work to replace the seemingly same part in a Wheelwriter 15 Series II like yours. I think there are many places you can buy this part from online, and with the information I've provided here they may better be able to help you trouble shoot your problem. I can't promise that this will fix your problem but there's a pretty good chance that it will. As far as what I do is concerned, I buy, fix where I can, and resell Wheelwriters, mostly on ebay, and some time in the next month or so I'll start selling Wheelwriter parts. I bought a pallet of 20 Wheelwriters a few months ago and it turned out that many of them were damaged from how they were stacked on the pallet (which I kind of expected even though I couldn't look through them all ahead of time). I've sold the undamaged ones and parted together a few more to sell, but soon I'll run out of enough undamaged cases to sell complete units and that's when the parts sale begins. I don't think you'd want to wait until I get around to selling parts, but if you do want to check out what I've listed, I'm on ebay as "greatsurplusbuys". -- Dan93b344b9-a430-4546-b0f8-b34a540d9046.jpg

Smith Corona... | Answered on Mar 03, 2014 | 132 views


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DickyO

Smith Corona... | Answered on Feb 27, 2014 | 72 views


key contact dirty if you are machanicly inclined it can be disassembled and cleaned

DickyO

Smith Corona... | Answered on Feb 27, 2014 | 53 views


Hmm, I have a sd 670, and I have a button called KD II, and it makes symbols appear. If you have that key, hit code then hit it. That should bring you back you back to normal.

Smith Corona SL... | Answered on Feb 22, 2014 | 127 views


these are pretty common you should be able to get them at office max or staples

DickyO

Smith Corona... | Answered on Jan 23, 2014 | 170 views


You have a key board problem. It may just need disassembly and cleaning but more likely it needs a new contact velum.

DickyO

Smith Corona... | Answered on Jul 29, 2016 | 344 views


Diassemble the keyboard and clean the contact sheet with alchol.

Smith Corona... | Answered on Jan 18, 2014 | 35 views


Most likely a bad spring under the space bar. But check for paper clips or other stuff just to be sure.

Smith Corona... | Answered on Jan 02, 2014 | 136 views


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Smith Corona... | Answered on Nov 26, 2013 | 149 views


Google smith corona dunkirk NY they will have a manual but it won't be free.

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Smith Corona... | Answered on Nov 22, 2013 | 179 views


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Smith Corona... | Answered on Nov 12, 2013 | 140 views


Takes the standard H series ribbons, two types off ccorrection tapes either spools or small cassette under regular ribbon.

Smith Corona... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013 | 60 views


Most typewriters need to be shut off and turned back on to seat the
printwheel for timeing, if not that make sure wheel is on correctly, if not could be bad prinwheel motor or board, also some such as brothers have to have the cover down, there is a switch that times the printer...

Smith Corona... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013 | 46 views


It could be the machine is trying to return but is not successful. Help the carriage by hand up against the left margin, and see if this helps. Sometimes the centrifugal clutches on the motor need replaced, and sometimes the belts can cause this. Either way, you will probably not be able to fix it yourself.

Smith Corona... | Answered on Oct 24, 2013 | 56 views


You may have bad feed rollers, or they may not be engaging the platen as they should for one reason or another. A common cause for this is if the paper tray is not installed correctly. If you can remove the platen, check that the guide fingers on the paper pan are situated on the rests made for them. Also make sure the platen is snapped in place all the way if this is the snap in kind. Hope this helps.

Smith Corona... | Answered on Oct 24, 2013 | 47 views

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