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My typewriter won't type. The cartridge moves, but nothing prints

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When you press a key, does the hammer move (that is what strikes the print wheel). If it doesn't, turn off the typewriter, and squirt a small amount of denatured alcohol on the hammer and try to move it in and out, (carefully!). Sometimes they gum up and stick.

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The ribbon may be broken or binding so that it cannot advance.

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SOURCE: My typewriter turns on fine,

Be sure the print wheel is properly installed and latched in place. Type on a milti part form if the carbons are good yoy have a ribbon problem.

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Posted on Jun 23, 2011

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