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I can not figure out why it won't type

The wheel does not spin and I am attempting to find the lock lever ?

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Re: I can not figure out why it won't type

Could be the print hammer selenoid is stuck if the print hammer does not fire at all. It shoild fire whether there is no ribbon or print-wheel installed. Look around for any loose cables but failing that your only option is to go to a repair shop.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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Olivetti Lettera 35. The left ribbon spool spins freely when I type. It tends to get tangled. Is it supposed to spin like that or is there a mechanism that's supposed to limit its movement?

These old Oly's require a special spool with a larger center hole and the metal tabs bent to the inside for feeding and braking if you have installed a universal spool it won't work. If you have the old spools wrap the ribbon on them.


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When you type, each character you strike actually types another letter.

first try turn typewriter off, (button on left panel toward the back), then turn it back on, and while hold down the CODE button, press RESET key, the whole print head will move and reset

if that doesn't work, power off again, open the cover, release the lever to the Daisy Wheel, and inspect that Daisy Wheel - mine has a bent forward letter, and another letter was kinda stuck to the side of another letter... I gently fix both letters, put the Daisy Wheel back in, firmly lock it in place with the lever, close the cover... and voila, it works like a charm.

While you have it open you might want to dust (use the cleaning spray can duster)... You wouldn't believe what I found in my typewriter... Good luck!

If that doesn't work, I would replace the Daisy Wheel.

Jan 12, 2011 | Brother GX-6750 Typewriter

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How do i set a new daisy wheel for the ML 100

1. Open the top cover.
2. Pull the lever towards you to release the daisy wheel lock.
3. Remove the cassette daisy wheel by pulling it out of the machine by the protruding "ear' on the top right.
4. Insert the desired cassette daisy wheel into the slot and press down gently.
5. Slide the lever back to its' original position to lock the cassette daisy wheel in place. Make sure to press the lever firmly.
6. Close the top cover.
7. Press [CODE]+[RESET] to move the carrier to the previous position.
(make sure the daisy wheel cassette is not inserted backwards. The "ear" should always be on the upper right.
improper insertion of the daisy wheel may cause malfunction and incorrect printing.
It is not necessary to remove the cassette ribbon when replacing the daisy wheel.
Please check the shape of your daisy wheel cassette before replacing the daisy wheel. The daisy wheel cassette type "B" cannot be used with this machine.)

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EM-530 - suddenly the "j"

First, be sure you are using a Brother compatible daisywheel. Some other manufactures' daisywheels "look" the same but the charters are in different order, so they will not function properly.

If you have not changed the daisywheel, the next thing to check is that the wheel is correctly installed. The easiest way to check it is to remove and reinstall it. To do that;

1. Open the top cover.

2. On the right side of the hammer (the metal piece that strikes the daisywheel) there is a small lever (see attached figure). Pull that locking lever towards you to release it.

3. Remove the cassette that holds the daisywheel.

4. Reinstall it, making sure that you lock the lever towards the paper roller.

5. When you close the top cover the carriage (otherwise known as the print head) will move to one side and do a procedure known as "Homing."

6. Test the machine. If it is still mistyping, continue with the next part. Continued in part 2


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How do I reset the Daisy wheel?

Turn the typewriter off. There is a release lever for the daisy wheel. it will rock backwards. take out the daisy wheel. Turn on the unit..the daisy wheel motor spins to the home position. inset the daisy wheel carrier, snap the carrier closed. You should be in home position. if not turn it offf and on again, the daisy wheel should spin. if not do the proceedure over again.
Happy typing

Dec 18, 2009 | Brother GX-6750 Typewriter

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The roller spins freely on my brother sx-4000 typewriter

Did you recently remove the daisy wheel cartridge? If you did... did you remember to slide the lever on the right hand side do the cartridge carrier back into its original position to lock the cassetted daisy wheel in place? Remember...make sure to press the lever firmly.

Close the top cover.

Press [CODE] + [RESET] at the same time to moe hte carrier to the previous position.

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Daisy wheel will not stay on wordsmith 100

CHANGING Changing The Ribbon Cassette 1) Move the print carrier to the center of the platen using the SPACE or BS key. 2) Hold the ribbon cassette on both sides and lift up the front portion (where the ribbon is exposed) to remove the cassette. 3) To insert a new cassette, place the back end of the cassette on the cassette holder on the carrier and gently press down on the front of the cassette unit it clicks into place. 4) Turn the ribbon feed knob counter-clockwise again to take up any slack in the ribbon. 5) Presss the CODE + = (SETTING) key.

Changing The Print Wheel 1) Move the print carrier to the center of the platen using the SPACE or BS key. 2) You will see a lever on the right side of the carrier. Pull this lever toward you and lift out the daisy wheel. 3) Place the daisy wheel into the slot with the characters facing the platen. 4) Push the lever back into position. 5) Press the CODE + = (SETTING) key.
It appears as though you have something that is preventing the print wheel from being locked in place by the release lever. It should make a snapping or similar noise when it is locked down.

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Brother ML100 Typewriter:All of the sudden, it just won't type. It seems the 'hammer' doesn't hit the daisywheel. We've replaced the daisywheel, corrective tape, ribbon and still it goes through the...

Ok,there could be two possibilities ,1, The daisy wheel may not be seated in properly. Of course I assume that the print side of the daisy wheel is facing the platen and that when the typewriter is switched on the print unit makes its customary re-setting motion and that the daisy wheel spins around at the same time. if this does not happen make sure that the lock-in lever for the daisy wheel is pushed home.. I am sure that you do all these elementary things so the only other possibility is the the hammer seleniod is not fully functioning and would have to be re-placed....Good luck!

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The printwheel has lost it's home position. Release the lever holding the printwheel, remove it and re-install it. Push the lever toward the platen to lock it in. Turn the typewriter on. The printwheel should spin, the carriage should move to the left and the come back to the left margin. You should be OK after that. Let me know if it helps or not Ed

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typing "code" and "reset" sets it right to type

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