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Lexmark Wheelwriter 3 Typewriter Problem

I am typing a document and I accidentally press the CODE instead of SPACEBAR and when I started typing again it doesn't type anymore, I tried to change ribbon, turn it off and turn it back on, it is still the same.

The keys are working, the ribbon is rotating, it is just doesn't type.



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Re: Lexmark Wheelwriter 3 Typewriter Problem

The solinoid that drives the print hammer has a plastic cap on it and it is probably broken.
The part is available 10.00 - 15.00

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On the L. side of the keyboard are 3 keys, store, play and delete. Hold store, press address 01-99, release store, type info. press store again.
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How can I edit an address I already have stored in my IBM Wheewriter 6 without deleting it entirely and retype it in and storing it again?

You do not have to purchase a manual for this one job. There is a free copy at
Just go to the bottom of the page for "Typewriters" and choose your model. I believe the answer you are looking for is on page 3-25. I have looked at it myself. Here are the steps.

Always open the storage before making a revision.
- The store light must be on.
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Use the Correction key to erase unwanted carrier returns from Stored job:
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After making a revision hold down Play while you press and release the Spacebar several times to make sure the next few characters play back correctly.

When revising indented jobs, be sure to stop playback at the word or character you want to revise. Remember, you cannot use the Correction key to erase characters typed before you press Code+Tab or Code+Crtn. Therefore, if you play back too far, you may need to start playing back again from the beginning of the job.

Let me know if there is anything else needed.

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Z types a y y types a z -types a / and a few more


Make sure the typewriter is not in Lang mode. If the Lang light is lit up then press and hold the code key to the left of the spacebar while pressing the x key. This will cause the Lang light to go out.


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How to store information & play back to type

On the left side are 3 keys, Store, Play nad Del. To store Hold store, type an address 01-99, type info, press store again. To print hold plat and type address. Delete works the same way. You can download a manual at, click on support.


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hold the code key and press either the x or l key depending onthe age the term lahg will be on it in green, this will turn off the language mode.


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How do I store & then retrieve the stored item

On the L. side of the keyboard are 3 keys store, plat & delete. To store hold the store key and press 00-99 for an address, type info., press store again. To play hold play and press address, the delete works the same way. to find out what is in memory press code and "D".


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do you possess  operating manual? if so, look up the uses of the code key,quite possibly you called up another key-board by accident . 

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what make and model typewriter is it?

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