Question about IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter
Is there something I could check myself to see why the above is not working? The liftoff tape is working fine (once I position it correctly), and the express key works fine, but the correction key and the backspace key will not work and just make a noise when pressed. I bought this typewriter new years ago and rarely used it. Just pulled it out of the cupboard as I am thinking of selling it and was dismayed to find the above problem. Thanks in advance.
Since it hasn't been used in quite a while the lubrication in the machine has become gummy & sticky. The cam that operates the backspace is being activated, but the arm that drives the backspace mechanism isn't being pulled on.
Machine needs a deep cleaning and oiling and then readjusting to correct this problem. (Don't spray WD-40 in it...makes it worse !)
(This repair is usually beyond what a non-technician can do.)
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
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