Question about Brother ML-500 Typewriter
The hammer does not strike so it can type. the wheel clicks. If I take my hand & have the hammer touch the ribbon it will type the letter.
There is a clutch system under the ribbon carrier that has to rotate to move the hammer, see if you can see if this part is rotating, also there is a spring that puts pressure on the hammer. If this clutch is not moving it may need replacement,, or cleaned with alcohol.
Posted on Jun 05, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Types random letters
If you cleaned the printwheel home sensor and found no obstructions, I would first try a different wheel before going any further, sometimes they become damaged.
Posted on Mar 23, 2007
SOURCE: hammer doesn't strike
Try taking the wheel out and aliging it with the piece in the middle with a hole in it so that the pin and the wheel connect when you push the lever forward to connect the wheel to the disk.
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
SOURCE: No Characters Typing
could be the ribbon is not lifting, do you see an image on the ribbon, also may be twisted inside the cartridge the shiny side has to be facing the keyboard.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
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.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
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