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My sears electric typewriter SR3000 161.53680 only types the bottom part of lower case letters.

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SOURCE: typing different letters than what i am striking

How do I set keyboard 1? I see 2 and 3 on the keyboard but I don't see 1. Where is it? What letter is it on it?


Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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SOURCE: typewriter won't type letters

HI.. the hammer solenoid may be should make a typing sound when you hit a key.( the printhammer moved and strikes the printwheel) or when you changed ribbons you might have unlatched the printwheel..there is a lever you press to relatch it until it "clicks"
If not that then make sure the ribbon is seated correctly, that it is between the printwheel and the black roller.Also visually inspect the ribbon so it is not caught in the printwheel.

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SOURCE: typewriter not typing correctly

check to see if their is a keyboard selection switch on the keyboard.
It may have a setting that says international, symbol, standard, etc.

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SOURCE: Brother EM530 Typing Wrong Letters

Hi there. Take out the printwheel and see if any of the spokes are bent. That would cause wrong letters. . Also if the print solenoid(piston) does not go in and out freely. Lawrence

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SOURCE: My typewriter doesn't type..won't display letters, but keys work.

alot of the brother t/w's have 2 cam assemblies under ribbon holder. 1 operates the print hammer and 1 operates the correction ribbon lift. sometimes these will hang or lockup. sometimes turning on and off a few times will take care of it, but sometimes it needs to be worked on by a t/w tech. if you look when you type a character, most likely the print hammer is not firing or it is striking the correction ribbon instead of the black ribbon.


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