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IBM Wheelwriter 3 won't type

I have an IBM Wheelwriter 3 and it won't print the letters when I type. I replaced the ribbon and that is not the problem. Everything seems to be in place as far as the ribbon, etc.

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Print hammer selenoid cap is broken, or print hammer selenoid is gummed up.

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There is a plastic cap on the end of the print solenoid plunger that nis probably broken the part is available about 10.00 but a little tricky to replace.

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Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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SOURCE: IBM Wheelwriter 3 not striking ribbon onto page

There is a plastic cap on the print solenoid plunger that is probably broken, they are available but a little tricky to install.

DickyO

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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The print solenoid cap is probably cracked. We sell the cap with instructions and shipping for 20.00.

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Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Wheelwriter 3 Selector Assembly

The selection motor bearings just right of the print solenoid get dry a little WD40 on the front and rear bearings usually takes care or this.

DickyO

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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If everything was working befor the ribbon & L/O change Either the L/o is not properly attached to the ribbon or the ribbon and or L/O are old. Make some corrections then remove and look at the L/o, if the letters are near the center of the L/O the problem is the ribbon or L/o is old, if the print is on the top of the tape it is not properly attached to the ribbon or not coming out or the cassette properly.
If you have a fresh set or another T/W that works swap the ribbons and look at how they are attached.

For a picture ngo to lexmark.com and click your way to publications you will find a downloadable manual there.

DickyO

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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