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Sears electronic typewriter types but no image on paper

Typewriter seems to be typing, good ribbon, but no letter appear on the page. Seems not to be striking hard enough.

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Depends on the model could be a cracked hammer or hammer driver

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SOURCE: typing different letters than what i am striking

How do I set keyboard 1? I see 2 and 3 on the keyboard but I don't see 1. Where is it? What letter is it on it?


Posted on Dec 14, 2007

Dick O Reilly

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SOURCE: IBM Wheelwriter 3 not striking ribbon onto page

There is a plastic cap on the print solenoid plunger that is probably broken, they are available but a little tricky to install.


Posted on Sep 29, 2008

Dick O Reilly

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SOURCE: Wheelwriter 5

You probably need the plastic cap that is on the proint solenoid, they are available but a little tricky to install.


Posted on Oct 02, 2008


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SOURCE: typing

Something else you might check, I was having same problem. Make sure the Daisy Wheel Lock Lever (check the description that comes in the guide) is locked in place, i.e., push it forward to lock. It is the black thing that sticks up on the right inside the correction tape. I did this and words started appearing. Hope it helps.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

Ray M.

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SOURCE: My typewriter doesn't type..won't display letters, but keys work.

alot of the brother t/w's have 2 cam assemblies under ribbon holder. 1 operates the print hammer and 1 operates the correction ribbon lift. sometimes these will hang or lockup. sometimes turning on and off a few times will take care of it, but sometimes it needs to be worked on by a t/w tech. if you look when you type a character, most likely the print hammer is not firing or it is striking the correction ribbon instead of the black ribbon.


Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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