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Types wrong Characters

I actually have the wordsmith 250. When you type it doesn't type the correct character. I have taken the letter wheel out several times. Everything looks like its in good shape. Any suggestions?

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  • lesley price Jul 05, 2007

    yes it does always type the same wrong letters. Is there an easy fix for the drive gear?

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    We have had 3!!! Wordsmith 250's and we have had the same problem with each one. They work fine for a few months and then begin to replace characters with two parallel lines. One typewriter was repaired by Smith Corona and now the repaired typewriter is repeating the same problem. The second typewriter (both were bought new) was replaced free of charge by Smith Corona. Still in the box, but I have no doubt that this will happen again. They don't get excessive use. Any clues as to why this could be happening?

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    my typewriter is lock it will not type at all, what can i do?

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    My pin wheel is typing the wrong charactors - I have removed it several times and cannot seem to get it to the correct characters.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Ours started typing the wrong letters also, and not the same ones each time.
    Have removed the wheel multiple times and reinstalled it nothing improved. It was typing along fine and then just happened.

  • jyocum Jan 21, 2009




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Does it always type the same wrong letter ie a always prints u or w ? if so the print wheel drive gear is out of position. if not and it get random letters some thing may be interfering with the wheel rotation.

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

  • James Cagle
    James Cagle Oct 19, 2007

    No an easy fix I would sugesst taking it to a typewriter repair shop such as myself.



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