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Hammer doesd not strike

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.

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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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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

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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

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SOURCE: typing different letters than what i am striking

How do I set keyboard 1? I see 2 and 3 on the keyboard but I don't see 1. Where is it? What letter is it on it?

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Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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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

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SOURCE: My typewriter doesn't type..won't display letters, but keys work.

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.

hth,
razors

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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I would check all the basic stuff first. Is the print wheel locked into position? Is the platen all the way forward? (lever right side) Is the ribbon installed correctly and not cocked up on one side? Do you hear the hammer striking the paper? If you hear the hammer striking the paper, it is a ribbon problem. If you don't hear it, it is a hammer / print wheel problem.

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  1. Is the daisy wheel locked in the forward position?
    1. Pull the black lever back, away from the platen.
    2. Lift out the daisy wheel and inspect it for damage; replace the daisy wheel if it is damaged.
    3. Re-insert the daisy wheel and push the black lever towards the platen until it locks in place.
  2. Is the ribbon moving?
    1. Lift the ribbon cartridge out of the typewriter
    2. Inspect the ribbon for damage
    3. If the ribbon is silver, it is exhausted and must be replaced
    4. If the hammer has been striking in one place, there will be a clear area near the center of the ribbon.
    5. Turn the colored knob on the left side of the ribbon cartridge counter-clockwise to advance the ribbon a small amount. Replace the ribbon if it will not advance.
    6. Re-insert the ribbon
  3. Turn on the typewriter, insert a piece of paper into the typewriter and type a few letters
    1. Did the hammer move forward?
    2. If the hammer moved, did the ribbon advance with each keystroke?
If the hammer did not move or the ribbon did not advance, the typewriter will require service. If the typewriter still does not make an impression on the paper, your typewriter will require service.

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I know this is pretty basic but did you push thelever next to the print hammer to the back to latch the mech. to the rear?

DickyO

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Hello,


Hi

Many brother type writers have two cam assemblies under ribbon holder. One operates the print hammer and the other operates the correction ribbon lift. sometimes they gets stuck or lock themselves up. turning on and off a few times will take care of it, but sometimes it needs to be worked on by a 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.

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The wheel turns but it does not strike to make the type?


Remove the ribbon and turn the feed wheel to make sure the ribbon will feed by hand. Check that the ribbon is lifting each time you depress a key.You might also want to check that the platen (black roller) is seated down properly in it's latches.

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My typewriter doesn't type..won't display letters, but keys work.


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.

hth,
razors

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Turn oFF the typewriter, take the ribbon out.....use the lever on top to release and remove the print wheel cartridge. Lightly rotate it to see if it will move and reinsert the cartridge. snap it back into place.
Turn on the machine, the typewriter should move the carrier to the left and reset the printwheel....if it is snapped back properly.

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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.

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This is a common problem with old supplies stored in a humid environment. Try leaving ribbon in an air conditioned environment for a couple of days to see if it helps. Otherwise buy a new sealed ribbon to try. Also push the hammer buy hand and see if it moves in and out freely and quickly. If not, the hammer needs some lubricant and or adjusting.

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