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Striker does not hit ribbon or platten, just stays still when key is hit

Just stopped working, have tried everything

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You probably have a broken solenoid and may just need a "cap" repair kit. There are some companies that sell the kit with instructions.

Posted on Feb 24, 2015

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SOURCE: Striker hits the ribbon but it will not print.

If you are sure the hammer is hitting the printwheel and platen (try printing on a multi part form if the carbons print the ribbon is probably not lifting, wiggle the big black gear on the right side of the printer. If it doden't print the print solenoid cap is probably broken.

We sell the cap with instructions and shipping for 20.00.

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Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: IBM wheelwriter 6 turns on and everything

The print solenoid cap is probably broken. We sell them with instructions and shipping for 20.00

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Cleveland Business Machines
216-242-0027

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Wheelwriter 6 -- Won't print.

Most likely the Plastic print solenoid cap is broken. We sell them for 20.00 includes shipping and instructions.

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Cleveland Business Machines
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Posted on Sep 23, 2010

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