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Carriage will not return

IBM Wheelwriter 15 Series II. The carriage will not return all the way. First will go halfway back, then less and less. When I turn the machine off and then back on, it re-sets and returns all the way to the right. Then, same problem again.

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  • BMoorman Jan 23, 2009

    Well, it is all cleaned up and still have the same problem! Any other ideas?



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The silver shaft that the carrier moves back & fourth on is gummy take a rag & put some light wait oil on it wipe the silver shaft down. With the power off move the carrier back and fouth. spray or put on more oil on shaft wipe down any extra oil.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • typboy Jan 23, 2009

    does the typewriter make a squalling noise when returning. If it does the motor that pushes the carrier back and forth is the problem.

    need to take top cover off real easy. look on the side of typ, small elongated hole front of key board and one in the back. in the hole there is a tab holding down cover. with power cord out of the machine put a flat blade screwdriver in slot pull up on cover. There is a slot on all 4 corners.

    now that the cover is off the motor is on the L.H. side. turn typ. around. There is a brass bearing on the motor. Oil that area work the carrier back and fourth. also look for any for-un object in the machine. xsamen the belt the pulls the carrier is it farad.

    Reinstall cover. careful of the red or Orange gide on the front of the carrier. bend the front of the cover around it. also the power switch is in the hole, paper gide is on the top of platen. snap all 4 corners down, plug in & try it.

    sorry to say but the main drive motor is no longer avlabul

    hope it works



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