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Letters are partially showing when typed.

When I use certain keys, part of the letters are not printing. When I look at the printwheel, it looks as if parts of letters are not as thick as others. Do I need to replace the printwheel?

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  • anitas833 Nov 25, 2008

    when typing only partial letters are showing on the paper


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Yes, change the printwheel.

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