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IBM Wheelwriter 30 won't let us clear the left margin

We clear the left margin, but the print head won't move all the way to the left.

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If the carrier (print head) goes to the left when you turn the T/W on then try this.
Return to the L. margin, press mar rel key, backspace to the location that you want the margin, press L. mar key the wheel should spin and reset the margin.

DickyO

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

  • Dick O Reilly Oct 18, 2008

    After thought;



    Put a little lube on the silver shaft that the carrier slides on (WD40 works well)



    DickyO

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Go to the margin, press mar rel key space or backspace to desired location press L. or R. margin key to reset it.

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L. margin - return to current mar. press mar. rel. key, backspace to the wanted location press L. margin key.

R. margin - space or backspace to desired location press R. mar key.

The margin keys are on the left side of the keyboard.


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Move carrier to left margin press margin release, top left hand side of keyboard, back space to desired position and press L Margin key.  Margins will reset to default if batteries are dead.   Right margin simply space to whever you want the margin and press R Margin.

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