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WW6 will not type.

I turn machine on, the carrier goes to the left frame, print wheel cycles, ribbon cycles. Then the 1, 1.5, and 2 line space leds blink 3 times. the the machine seems dead. None of the keys work but there is still power to the carrier motor and.
Any ideas?

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Check to be sure the printwheel is properly installed and that there isn't any debris in the printwheel area. DickyO

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

  • Dick O Reilly Jun 03, 2009

    Check the printwheel to be sure it is properly installed. then look for debris it the printwheel area.

    DickyO

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What can be the solution's, I am typing the letters on the keyboard and it is printing all different characters on the paper -- is there a command set that should be cleared?


First pull out printwheel and see if the "spokes" are even and straight, Second try a new wheel, and third, on this Brothers, when you turn it on the carrier has to go to the left and you will hear the wheel turn and cycle to the correct home spot. Some times there is a arm that comes out of the left side frame that loosens up and throws the time off, check for loose bracket on left side. But a new wheel may solve the problem Good Luck.

Jun 12, 2014 | Brother ML-100 Typewriter

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Keyboard want work


If your machine is not printing properly:
1.Examine the ribbon cartridge to make sure it has not run out of Ribbon. If your ribbon appears silver or gray, install a new cartridge.
2. Ensure the black lever in the center of the carriage is pressed to the rear, towards the paper. If not press it to the rear to lock the Daisy Wheel into place.
3. With the typewriter turned off, press and hold down the "CODE" Key, the "SHIFT" Key, and the "TAB" Key.
4.Restore power with all three Keys depressed.
5.When the machine sounds a beep tone, release all three keys.
6.The carrier will move to the left indicating that the memory has been cleared and the machine has been reset.
7.Try typing.
If the problem continues, your unit will need servicing. You can locate a Brother Authorized Service Center in your area:
http://www.brother-usa.com/service/default.aspx

May 08, 2013 | Brother EM-530 Typewriter

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When typing, the print head jumps up & down and skips spaces


Try it without the lift off tape they nsometimes jam the printwheel.
There may be a broken wire in the harness about 1" from the carrier.

DickyO

Nov 25, 2012 | Olympia Mastertype 3 Typewriter

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WHEN TYPING A HALF SPACE IS SKIPPED OCCASIONALLY AND WILL NOT CORRECT THE LETTER TYPED, IS THE LETTER WHEEL REPLACABLE?


To answer your question yes the print wheel can be changed, BUT that is not your problem. The machine needs to be reset or the reset tab needs adjusting.


Background;

When you turn on the machine the print head moves to the right side, the print wheel spins, and the ribbon jumps up and down, that is the machine resetting its self.


I would

  1. Power it off and then turn it back on and test to again.
  2. If it's still typing the wrong or unreadable letters then turn off the power open the lid. On the bottom of the case there is a metal frame on the right side of the frame you will see a small metal tab pointing towards the print head.
    1. (When the machine resets its self, it uses that tab as a reference.)
  3. That tab is easily bent which causes the reset to be wrong. Most people can bend it by hand, DON'T use a pliers! The tab can break off completely. It doesn

Nov 30, 2010 | Brother EM-430 Typewriter

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How to change the correction tape?


Changing the Correction Tape

1) Move the print carrier to the center of the platen using the SPACE or BS key.

2) To replace the correction tape, lift out the typing ribbon cassette (see Changing The Ribbon Cassette) and remove the two spools of the lift off tape by pulling them outwards.

3) Place the empty spool of new tape on the left pin so that the tape winds clockwise. Place the tape around the left guide. Pull the tape around the right

guide and place the loaded spool on the right pin so that the tape unwinds counter-clockwise.

Note: Make sure the sticky side of the tape is facing the platen.

4) Manually turn the left-hand spool in the clockwise direction, tightening the tape until resistance is felt.

5) Replace the typing ribbon cassette.
6) Press the CODE + = (SETTING) key.

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.

Good Luck!

Oct 13, 2010 | Smith Corona Wordsmith 100 Typewriter

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Ribbon replace on ibm selectra 2


Lift top cover up.
Move the carrier to center of machine.
On the right hand side of the carrier there is a red lever. slide it to the left.
( it will lift ribbon arm's up & move the ribbon drive mecanisem out of the way.)
you now can lift the ribbon cassett out of the machine,
put the new ribbon in the machine.
there is a wire with a white plastic roller around it on the left side of carrier. make sure the ribbon goes on the out side of the that wire.
put the ribbon throuugh the lift arms
turn the knob on ribbon till the colored led is in to the ribbon cassett + a few turns of the black ribbon is around the spool.
slip the red lever to the right.
close cover & try typing
hope it works for you

Feb 08, 2009 | IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

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Typewriter just beeps


very common problem, The print wheel homing sensore weirs broke off. you need to take off the ribbon deck. pull weirs from the white plastic sleeve that runs from carrier to main board. fined 3 weirs grouped together ( red, black,green) 1 or more of them are cracked in side the casing or have broke in 1/2. need to resolder them together little tough to do the 1st time. a bunch of sen sores came out with to hard of a weir making them brake premacherly

Jan 08, 2009 | Nakajima AE-710 Typewriter

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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.

Dec 10, 2008 | Smith Corona Wordsmith 100 Typewriter

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The cartrdge won't move


? Cartridge..Do you mean ribbon cartridge, print Wheel, or Printer Ass'y. Also check line space LED's for error codes. Clean the sensor located on the printer ass'y (located behind the print wheel) with air. Also (power off) make sure the printer ass'y can slide freeley (L-R-L)and no obstructions have fallen into it's path. There is also a printer home position sensor located on the far left bottom of the printer ass'y travel path. Also clean with air. Let me know if you have error codes.

Mar 21, 2007 | Lexmark Wheelwriter 1000 Typewriter

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