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Will not print

When typing you can not see the print. The print is so faint or non-existing.

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Re: Will not print

The caps are available from us for 15,00 includes shipping


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Re: Will not print

The comon reason a wheelwriter will not print is because of a broken milling selnoid cap on the print senolid. Check and see if the print hammer is jiggleing a little when you print-if so all you need is the cap. John Cazier

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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