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The hammer does not move

I replaced the ribbon. Carriage goes back & forth. Wheel clicks and move along but it does not type on the paper.

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This problem is the print cam and would require a replacement part you could locate the closes Brother dealer in your area and they should be able to perform the necessary repair. Brother can give you your closest dealer by calling (877) 276-8437.

Posted on Jun 24, 2014

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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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no easy fix for this one. take it to a repairman

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THE TYPEWRITER SOLENOID IS BROKEN. A TYPEWRITER SHOP CAN FIX THIS IF THEY HAVE THE PART.. SHOULD BE LESS THAN $50
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Did you remember to push the hammer forward?

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