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My wheelwriter 3500 types incorrect characters. Is this my printwheel or another problem?

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  • peg1943 Dec 22, 2008

    No, the display does not show aP/W number other than 001

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Does the display show aP/W nomber other than 001?
If it does hold the code key,press and release the "L" key type 001 release the "L" key this sets the keyboard to U.S., if this works the cure is to replace the keyboard.

DickyO

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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You can download the Operator's Guide for your typewriter from here (it takes a little while for the download to begin):
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