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No print on paper

When typing on paper , wheel turns ,spaces correctly, but no print
hammer does not fire . i'm told the sinal to fire is there but solonid doent not activate to fire hammer. Typist said last thing it seemed to slow and get weaker on print --then just quit printing .everything else seems to work.... Any ideas?

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Geno is right about the print solenoid pad however they are available and can be installed if you have a little mechanical aptitude. We sell them for 15.00 including shipping. 216-241-0027

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There is a pad on the solenoid, where it contacts the printhammer. this pad gets old and just falls apart. this will need to be taken to a repair shop to have the pad or solenoid replaced, or there is an adjustment screw that can be used to take up the slack caused by the missing pad. the printhead must be taken out of the machine to make this adjustment.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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