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Incorrect characters printing after the third line

I reset the typewriter and it types fine until I start the third line. Then I get incorrect characters. Any ideas?

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  • leibfrja Nov 25, 2008

    We replaced correction tape and now our typewriter (even after resetting) prints the wrong characters every time

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    We've tried to reset the system several times and the typewriter continues to type the wrong characters everytime.

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Geno111 doesn't know what he's talking about. Look closely at your correction tape once it has passed the daisy wheel. Does it looked roughed up a little? I just had this same error and discovered that my daisy wheel was hitting my tape when spinning and not allowing it to jump characters like it needed to. I simply put a little double sided tape on the daisy wheel cover between it and the metal tab that holds the ribbon at a certain distance, to increase the space the daisy wheel has to spin. It seems to have worked so far. If anyone has a permanent solution, or answer as to how it spins wobbly, I'd love to hear it.

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