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Print Wheel Drive Gear is out of Position

How do I get to the correct position? Many thanks?

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Re: Print Wheel Drive Gear is out of Position

Power up the machine, the "V" groove of the hammer should be center aligned with the "." petal If not 1 remove the ribbon bracket 2 loosen screw of the daisy wheel (element) motor it has locktite on it , slide the motor up or down in its slot until the hammer and petal are aligned. If you cannot correct it this waydue to a lack of travel it becomes a more complicated job may need a typewriter repair man.

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