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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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