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IBM Wheelwriter won't type

While typing everything looks like it is work but won't print the type. I have changed the ribbon and this did not help. Any suggestions.

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MY TYPEWRITER GOES ON FINE, BUT WHEN I TRY TO TYPE THE CARRIAGE DOES NOT MOVE TO TYPE THE KEYS.

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The most likely problem is that the plastic cap on the print solenoid is broken they are available but a little tricky to install.

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Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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