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Types random letters

The problem is, regardless of which mode of operation it is in ( i.e., Auto, line-by-line, or off), at times the machine will not strike the pin wheel and lose it's pin wheel location, making a clicking noise, but the carrier advances as if it has typed. If set on line-by-line and it begins to malfunction as stated above, or if the hammer begins to strike after it has began to malfunction, most of the time the pin wheel will be out of whack and you get the wrong letters. To fix it, sometimes the reset will work and other times the machine will have to be shut off and restarted. I have taken the wheel out and checked for bent areas and dirt but found nothing.

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  • Anita Brunner Mar 25, 2007

    We took the wheel out and tried it in someone else's typewriter and it worked fine. What should we try next?

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If you cleaned the printwheel home sensor and found no obstructions, I would first try a different wheel before going any further, sometimes they become damaged.

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DO YOU HAVE a manual for a woods e227659 TM-068-2 timer?


Woods TM-068-2

Indoor 7-Day Astronomic Timer

125V ac / 60Hz 15A / 1875W general purpose

8A / 1000W tungsten 500VA electronic ballast

15A / 1875W resistive 120V ac / 60Hz / 8,3A ballast

FEATURES:

• Up to 7 different programmable ON/OFF cycles, cycles repeat weekly.

• Programming fl8xibilify: u8hts fun on/off automatically at sunset/sunrise,

or at any programmed times you choose.

• ln Sunrise/Sunset programming mode, timer will automatically adjust the

programmed ON/OFF cycles to match current sunrise/sunset times.

• Timer automatically adjusts to daylight savings time

WARNING: TIMER IS INTENDED FOR INDOOR USE ONLY!

BEFORE YOU BEGIN PROGRAMMING THE TIMER:

This timer has in internal battery backup to save all programming.

  1. Plug the timer into wall outlet for 30 minutes to charge internal battery.

  2. After 30 minutes, unplug timer and press the RESET button with the tip of a toothpick or similar object to clear the memory.

TO SET THE CLOCK:

  1. Press SET. PRESS +/AUTO or -/RDM to set the current year.

  2. Press SET. PRESS +/AUTO or -/RDM to set the current month from 01 to 12.

  3. Press SET. PRESS +/AUTO or -/RDM to set the current date.

  4. Press SET. Daylight savings mode (DST) will appear on the bottom of the display. PRESS +/AUTO or -/RDM to set mode to either DST AUTO or DST OFF.

  5. Press SET. PRESS +/AUTO or -/RDM to set the current hour. To change between AM and PM, press +/AUTO or -/RDM 12 timers.

  6. Press SET. PRESS +/AUTO or -/RDM to set the current minute from 00 to 59.

  7. Press SET. PRESS +/AUTO or -/RDM to set the Astronomic function to your zone - North (nor), Central (cen), or South (sou).

  8. Press SET to view the sunrise time. To adjust sunrise time press +/AUTO or -/RDM. To go back to the default sunrise timer press ON/OFF.

  9. Press SET to view the sunset time. To adjust the sunset time press +/AUTO or -/RDM. To go back to the default sunrise timer press ON/OFF.

  10. Press and hold SET for 5 seconds to exit clock setting mode.

PROGRAMMING THE TIMER

Note: The timer allows a maximum of 7 programmable ON/OFF cycles.

To program the first ON/OFF cycle: Press SET repeatedly to scroll through setting the clock mode.

  1. Press SET to display ON 1 setting.

  2. Press +/AUTO or -/RDM to select day or group of days you want for cycle 1. Scroll to select either every day, any individual day, weekdays only, or weekends only.

  3. Press SET. Set ON hour by pressing +/AUTO or -/RDM to scroll through and choose hour AM or PM, or Sunrise/Sunset icon for first ON setting. Note: To select Sunset or Sunrise for the ON time, you must scroll through all the AM and PM hours first. If you select Sunrise/Sunset as the programmed ON time, press SET to continue programming OFF setting.

  4. Press SET. Press +/AUTO or -/RDM to set ON minute from 00 to 59.

  5. Press SET to display OFF 1 setting.

Repeat steps 2-4 to program desired OFF time.

To program additional ON/OFF cycles: Repeat steps to create additional ON/OFF cycles (ON 2-OFF 2, ON 3-OFF 3, etc.) up to a maximum of 7 different ON/OFF cycles.

Press and hold SET for 5 seconds to exit programming mode. Note: During programming, if no button is pushed for 30 seconds, the timer will automatically return to standby mode. Press ON/OFF to cancel any setting.

Sun tracking technology: Timer adjusts automatically to changing sunrise and sunset times in sunrise/sunset mode is chosen for any programmed ON or OFF time. For example, if you program a cycle to turn ON at sunset and OFF at 10:00 pm, the timer will automatically adjust ON (sunset) time as sunset time changes throughout the year (and will always turn off at 10:00 pm as programmed).

IMPORTANT! REVIEW PROGRAMMED ON/OFF CYCLES: Press SET to advance through all programmed ON and OFF settings. Make sure there are no overlapping ON or OFF times. Stop at any programmed setting you want to change.

To operate timer: Press +/AUTO until AUTO appears in display. Timer must be in AUTO mode for programmed settings to operate. Plug appliance (such as lamp) into timer and plug timer into wall receptacle.

IMPORTANT: Appliance must be turned ON or be in the ON position before plugging it into timer.

SECURITY (RANDOM) MODE: To operate a plugged-in appliance (such as a lamp) in a random pattern while you are away, to simulate actual use: press -/RDM until RDM appears in display. In Random mode, plugged-in appliance will turn on and off at random, approx. +/- 30 minutes from the programmed settings.

To cancel Random mode, press ON/OFF until RND disappears from display. Timer will now function using your previously programmed settings.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (DST) MODE: If timer is in DST AUTO mode, clock time (and sunrise and sunset time) will automatically increase 1 hour on the second Sunday in March at 02:00 am and decrease 1 hour on the first Sunday in November at 02:00 am.

TO OVERRIDE THE TIMER: Press ON/OFF until desired mode is displayed:

ON: Programmed settings will be overridden; the plugged-in appliance will remain on

OFF: Programmed settings will be overridden; the plugged-in appliance will remain off

AUTO ON: Turns plugged-in appliance on immediately until the next programmed OFF time. Press ON/OFF until ON displays on the screen, then press +/AUTO and AUTO will display on the screen.

AUTO OFF: Turns plugged-in appliance off immediately until the next programmed ON time. Press ON/OFF until OFF displays on the screen, then press +/AUTO and AUTO will display on the screen.

RDM ON (Random ON): Turns plugged-in appliance on immediately until the next random off. Press ON/OFF until ON displays on the screen, then press -/RDM and RDM will display on the screen.

RDM OFF (Random OFF): Turns plugged-in appliance off immediately until the next random on time. On/Off times will vary +/- 30 minutes from the programmed settings. Press ON/OFF until OFF displays on the screen, then press -/RDM and RDM will display on the screen.

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Dec 12, 2017 | Woods Hardware & Accessories

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2003 ford f250 superduty 4x4 don't work no indicator light on dash changed4x4 switch module what next?


Check for codes. Usually part stores do it for free. here is how it works.
Principles of Operation

Electronic Shift on the Fly (ESOF) System

The electronic shift on the fly (ESOF) system is an electronic shift system that allows the operator to choose between 2 different 4x4 modes as well as 2-wheel drive. The operator can switch between 2H and 4H mode at speeds up to 88 km/h (55 mph). To engage or disengage 4L, the 4x4 generic electronic module (GEM) requires that the vehicle speed be less than 5 km/h (3 mph), the brake pedal depressed and the transmission in NEUTRAL (or clutch pedal applied on manual transmission vehicles). This system contains pulse vacuum hublocks (PVH). The selector on the hublock, when turned fully counterclockwise to the AUTO position, engages/disengages the hub depending on the driver-selected 4x4 mode of operation. The hublocks also contain a manual override. When the selector is rotated fully clockwise to the LOCK position, the 4x4 vacuum and electronic system used for coupling the front axle to the wheel is bypassed.

The transfer case is equipped with a dual-cone synchronous clutch. This clutch is used to synchronize the front driveline to the rear. All other internals operate in the same manner as the manual shift system. When the mode select switch (MSS) on the instrument panel is turned, the 4x4 module powers the transfer case motor, which activates a shift fork and engages the clutch. When the shift motor reaches the desired position, as determined by the encoder position inputs to the 4x4 module, power to the shift motor is removed. When the transfer case front and rear output shafts are synchronized, the lockup collar mechanically engages the mainshaft hub to the drive sprocket. At this point, the front axle PVHs are engaged. Instrument cluster "4x4" and "Low Range" indicator operation is controlled via hardwired outputs from the 4x4 module.

Electronic Shift Transfer Case

The New Venture Gear NV 273 electronic shift transfer case is a 3-piece aluminium design. The unit transfers engine power from the transmission to the front and rear axles. Under normal driving conditions the unit is in 2-wheel drive high (2H), but when desired, the operator may shift into 4-wheel drive high (4H) or 4-wheel drive low (4L). The transfer case is shifted electronically. The unit is lubricated by a positive displacement fluid pump that channels fluid flow through holes in the mainshaft.

The encoder assembly used for mode indication is of a Hall-Effect type. The system uses a total of 4 independent transistors for mode recognition. Each transistor is associated with a specific range of motor movement. When the circuit to each transistor is closed, a ground path to any of the A, B, C or D encoder pins is accomplished. When the circuit to each transistor is open, the connection to any of the A, B, C, or D encoder pins is pulled to voltage. Mode indication is "decoded" by the 4x4 module based on the varying combinations of signals coming from the transistors.

Hublock Operation

With the hublocks in the Auto position, the 4x4 ESOP system uses timed vacuum sequences to lock and unlock the wheel ends when switching the instrument panel MSS between 2WD and 4x4 modes. A high vacuum level (222 mm or 8.75 in. Hg and greater) is applied to the hublocks to lock the internal spring mechanism that engages (locks) the hublocks for 4x4 mode, and a lower vacuum level (114 to 184 mm or 5.9 to 7.1 in. Hg) is applied to unlock the spring mechanism that disengages (unlocks) the hublocks for 2WD mode. The vacuum signals are supplied to the hublocks by system components, including the 4WD control module or GEM, wiring harness, solenoid, vacuum harness and vacuum seals. As a first step in service, eliminate obvious items such as loose wiring connections, loose vacuum connections or damaged vacuum lines.

Dec 12, 2014 | 2003 Ford F250

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Typewriter types wrong letters


Check the pitch selector should be in 10 or 1

Jan 28, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do I download brother SX-4000 electric typewriter?


If you are asking how to download to a computer file or a storage device, there is not a way without a major modification to your hardware (commonly known as a HACK to the device). Brother did not include a way to download from memory to a computer file.On the other hand, if you want to print what you have on the LCD screen you are typing in display mode. There are 2 typed of display modes (Line by line, and Auto) The way to print in display mode is;

  1. Press return if you are in Line by line.
  2. Type a complete page with and the machine will add the return when you reach the Right Margin.radarron_1.jpg

To determine what mode you are in, on the right side of the display you will see the operate section (see attached diagram) . If the triangle is pointing up you are in "Auto Return", if it is pointing down you are in "Line by Line" mode. If you don't see a triangle it should type as a normal typewriter (each letter as soon as you type it). To toggle through the modes hold the ALT key and press the OPERATE key. The keys that are activated by the ALT are color coded (same color as the ALT key) and are across the top of the keyboard.

Feb 15, 2011 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

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I havea mx310 but have lost the manual - how do i set up to scan photos?


You can download your manual from this site:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mx_series/pixma_mx310#BrochuresAndManuals

Solution: Setting scan methods for the button (Windows) - MX310

Scanning using the Operation Panel

You can scan documents using the operation panel.
Important

bullet.gifDo not disconnect or connect the USB cable while the machine is in use.

bullet.gifIn Windows XP, the program selection dialog box may open when you press the Color Start or Black Start button on the machine for the first time. In that case, select MP Navigator EX, then select Always use this program for this action and click 'OK'. From the next time, MP Navigator EX will start automatically regardless of the selected scan mode.


arrow.gifSelecting a Response to Commands from the Operation Panel


1. Place the document face-down on the platen.



2. Press the Scan button on the machine.


The machine enters Scan Mode.



3. Press the Color Start or Black Start button on the machine.



MP Navigator EX starts on the connected computer. Scan documents on the platen or ADF (Auto Document Feeder) using MP Navigator EX.

Trust this is helpful.

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For GE- 15117, Mode acts as a controller called "an On or Off override..." "or sets events to Automatic or random" Random = a +/- program shift (that's understandable). You'd think...


I cannot make precise sense of your question.
However I agree, the manual for GE 17117 is not clear.

1) A number of folks are writing in about this particular timer, with same MODE problem as you.
Some folks, the timer skips over auto.
Some folks the timer just doesn't come on.
Facts are facts, some timers are busted on arrival.

But let's look at the problem from three different directions and see if it helps:

2) Steps from manual:
When you finish programming, press clock button to return to current time.
Next set MODE.

Press MODE button and timer enters override ON-OFF. Override reverses whatever program is operating at that moment.
Press MODE button again and timer enters RDM random mode, and lights turn on-off randomly.
Press MODE button again and timer enters AUTO >>> auto is correct setting that lets programs run.
Here's the trick: after setting MODE to auto, press clock button again and current time displays.
If timer will not perform these steps, then timer is suspect

If timer performs these steps, but programs won't work, the timer is suspect or programming is suspect.

3) Check programming for conflicts and overlaps that cause timer not to function 'as expected.'
Some timers skip over conflicting programs, some timers simply stay on, others stay off.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/GE-15117-Manual.pdf

Example of conflict is event1 ON at 7am TU > but event1 OFF at 11pm All-days. Both event1 ON and OFF events must have consistent days >>> so change TU to All-days.
Another example is event1 ON 7am OFF 11pm TU >> but event2 says opposite, or has overlapping times.

I suggest folks make a schedule of programs before starting.
To review and change programs, start with current time showing in display: Press PROG button and scroll through event1 ON, event1 OFF, event2 ON, event2 OFF, etc.
Write down the events and make a chart.
Look for overlaps, and check for days of operation, and make sure each event ON has corresponding event OFF

4) If events are correct, and timer MODE button functions, but timer still doesn't work, the final suspect before calling the timer busted, is circuit problem. Use circuit analyzer on receptacle. Or plug timer into receptacle on different breaker and see if problem persists.

Dec 11, 2010 | GE Hardware & Accessories

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Have the timer set on Auto but lights are not on during the ON period. Also do I need to set times for all 7 periods?


No, you do not need to set all 7 timer events.
When event1 ON and event1 OFF are set, press CLOCK button to exit programming and save programs. Or press PROGRAM button and move to event2 ON and event2 OFF. Exit programming any time by pressing clock button.
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/consumer%20outdoor%20timers/digital%20timers/hb88rc.aspx

That being said, if events conflict with each other, timer will not operate.
For example event1 ON FR at 7pm and event1 OFF all-days at 11pm.
The days have to match for on-off times.

Another example event1 ON FR at 7pm and event1 OFF FR 11pm, but event2 ON all days 8pm event2 OFF all days 10pm. This overlap will cause timer to skip programs.

If timer is being used in random mode, timer programs cannot be closer than 1/2 hour apart.

When programming is done, press clock button to display current time.
Timer should be ready to go.
Manual is fuzzy at this point, and does not specifically say, but it appears that you only press MODE button when you want to set another mode beside auto.
I e-mailed Intermatic last week about this unclear spot because several folks are writing in about this timer not going into correct MODE after programs are set.
MODE must be set to automatic
Press MODE button once for manual override function
Press MODE again and RDM displays for random >> this is for lights turning on randomly when on vacation.
Press MODE button third time, and AUTO shows on display >> you want timer in AUTO for timer programs to operate.
Here's the trick ... after setting MODE to auto, press clock button to display current time

If timer will not enter AUTO, then timer is defective.
If Intermatic sends response that is pertinent to your question, I will post again on this thread.
Add a comment any time, and I will respond.

Dec 10, 2010 | Intermatic HB88RC - 7-Day Programmable...

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How do you set the days that you want the system to operate ?


R88 series timers at Intermatic.
Click on model number to see manual:
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/mechanical%20time%20switches/sprinkler%20irrigation%20timers.aspx

Add a comment if you have different timer

At fixya, we're not supposed to copy-paste from manual, but manual says information clearly.
If timer has the day-skipper wheel located lower left of large yellow dial:
Not every timer has day-skipper wheel, in which case timer works same for each day.
TO SKIP DAYS: Turn black skipper wheel COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
until today's day is in front of "14" arrow. Press pins DOWN on days
of NO watering. The skipper wheel must have all pins UP for daily
watering.

Additional instructions:
1. TO SET FIRST ZONE: For watering, push gold pin into slot on yellow
dial at desired ON time. For each 12 minutes of additional watering
add one pin WITHOUT skipping a slot.
2. TO CHANGE ZONES: Leave one blank slot on yellow dial after ON
line (gold pin), and valve will automatically advance to next zone.
3. TO SET ADDITIONAL ZONES: Repeat steps 1 and 2. REMEMBER
to leave blank space between zones
4. TO SET TIME OF DAY: Turn yellow dial CLOCKWISE, until correct
line is at end of silver time pointer. Do NOT turn silver pointer.
5. TO SKIP DAYS: Turn black skipper wheel COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
until today's day is in front of "14" arrow. Press pins DOWN on days
of NO watering. The skipper wheel must have all pins UP for daily
watering.
6. PUT SELECTOR SWITCH IN AUTO: This switch can be used to turn
the system ON or OFF for manual operation without affecting the set
program.

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My 2003 Chevy Avalanche is having trouble shifting from 2 wheel to 4 wheel or to Auto Drive. Every time I start the truck it is in the 4 x4 mode regardless of where it was left when last turned off. I live...


Just a question. Does the truck do this after the truck is warmed up. If not this is a temp. issue and can be a few items. Generally this is an electric switch issue. Remove the fuse from the system when you shut it off for the night and see if it still jumps to 4x4 mode.

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All keys on my blackberry are typing random #'s and letters.


probably you blackberry is water damage.you must go to sevice to clean up keypad<inside>

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