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HOW DO I INSTALL THE CORRECTION TAPE? CAN'T GET IT TO CORRECT TYPING.

HAVE INSTALLED THE CORRECTION TAPE. IT WILL NOT CORRECT THE PRINT.

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On the R. side of the carrier there is a gray lever, pull on it to release the tape. Put the full spool on the L. black supply spindle thru the black trianglar shaped lifter, to the rear of the black of the black finger, and put the take up spool on the R. spindle, turn to take up slack, close the gray lever.

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Posted on Dec 11, 2014

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The correction cassette snaps on the bottom of the ribbon. The two little "feet" on the cassette slide over the small tabs on the ribbon and the ribbon clips on.

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SOURCE: IBM Selectric II typewriter stuck in correcting position

If you know how to remove the right dust cover (black inside the T/W below the carrier) next to the R. side frame is the correction set up mech. spray some WD40 on the arms especially where they pivot, they should free up.

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Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you install the correction tape? Any instructions.

Is it a Wheelwriter or a selectric?

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Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: IBM Wheelwriter 6-Letters striking paper above

Put in a multi part form and type if the carbons come out OK the the ribbon isn't lifting, Wiggle the big black gear on the R. side of the carrier back and forth. They do get tooth for tooth when they get old. If the print on the copies id bad or not there you need a print solenoid cap. We sell them for 20,00 including instructiond and shipping.

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Posted on Feb 18, 2010

Testimonial: "I tried wiggling the gear, but it wouldn't budge. So, I pulled it out, toward the right. It popped back into place and started lifting the ribbon."

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SOURCE: IBM Wheelwriter correction tape will not lift off

You may have a very old L/O or ribbon. The ribbon may be a non correctable the knob must be orange, yellow or violet. Not blue or red.

DickyO

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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Verify that you have installed the proper correction tape. The types of tape that can be used with this system are: Item 1030 - Correctable Film Ribbon, 1230 - Correctable Film Ribbon 2pack, 1031 - Multi Strike Ribbon, 1032 - Nylon Ribbon, 3010 - Lift-off correction tapes (to be used with 1030 and 1230 ribbons), 4010 Cover-up Correction tape (to be used with 1031 and 1032 ribbons).
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IBM Wheelwriter correction tape will not lift off print. New correction tape installed.


You may have a very old L/O or ribbon. The ribbon may be a non correctable the knob must be orange, yellow or violet. Not blue or red.

DickyO

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If the correction does all the movements it is supposed to make and won't lift off you may have a non correctable ribbon or the L/O may be installed wrong the dull side must face the paper.

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Does the tape lift up far enough for correction? If so check to be sure the dull side of the tape is facing the paper. Then be sure you are using a correctable ribbon, the feed wheel should be either yellow or orange. DickyO

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