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I am working on a little project to use the print mechanism from a brother typewriter (ML-100). Unfortunately, I have been unable to find service manuals anywhere for this typewriter. My current q

I've pulled out the print head and examined it closely, but so far I haven't found the mechanism. I am wondering if it has something to do with a second pinion gear that's on the bottom of the print head, that follows the same rack gear that is used by a different pinion gear to move the print head. Thanks for reading this!

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I found a small piece of plastic caught under neath the carriage
of my Brother GX-6750 Electronic Typewriter. The piece looks as if it slipped onto some type of small end cylindrical peg one sixteenth long and one thirty-seconds in diameter. The piece has a lip where it latches on to something and the other end is flat with a tiny edged lip. The middle piece is where some peg goes into it and the piece is one piece. The carriage works improperly and fails to type. The hammer mechanism won't move forward on it's pivot to punch the daisy wheel. When the keys get punched, nothing happens. I just bought the GX-6750
through ebay and it arrived that way today. I'm looking for suggestions to get it fully operable.

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

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SOURCE: Carriage return problem

Try pressing the margin release key then backspace and reset the left margin.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Left and right margins of typewriter on Brother ML 500 Memory

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First find the margin release key and press it once. Then use the spacebar to move the carrier forward and reset the right margin. Or again use the margin release key by pressing it once and then press and hold the backspace key to move through where the left margin was and reset it at the point where you want it.

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SOURCE: Brother GX 8250: my problem is with the carriage.

Brother GX8250 typewriter; my problem is with the carriage. The return key returns the carriage to the original left-side position, but fails to advance to the next line.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Carriage Return Inconsistency

It has been a while since I have seen a #5 Underwood. I think I still have one hidden in the attic that the wife thinks was thrown out long ago :).

The carriage return is done by the lever that pushes a pawl. The pawl engages in the ratchet teeth on the LH end of the platen. If the typewriter has the half-space feature, then it has to roll the platen two clicks (teeth) for a line space. The problems were usually in two places when this didn't happen correctly. The first is that the bushings on the platen were dry and needed oiling. The second was the follow-up roller is not clicking into the ratchet tooth and keeping it latched in the proper position. Because the platen doesn't roll far enough, or is free enough, the roller stops on top of a tooth instead of clicking into the space between the teeth. This can be caused by dry platen bushings, sticky follow up roller mechanism, or weak follow up roller spring. If you roll the typewriter on its back with the carriage all the way to the left, you should be able to pull the carriage return and watch the follow up roller action from underneath (you may need a flashlight). A light weight oil (Marvel Mystery or a sewing machine oil or Triflow) will be suffiecient to fix it usually. Put a few drops in the bushing where the steel platen shaft goes thru the end of the carrier and a few drops around where the mechanism that attaches the follow up roller to the end of the carriage. Roll the platen back and forth to work it in then slide the carriage to the right and do the shaft on the other end and work it again. Hopefully that will take care of it. If it doesn't, then the spring will have to be tightened by removing a loop. Depending on your mechanical ability and tools, that can be an easy or difficult job.
I didn't mean to write a book on the subject. I worked on mechanical typewriters years ago and hated to see them go to the wayside. I usually don't do this, but if I can be of anymore help, email me :cautionflag1956 at yahoo

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Posted on Jun 13, 2010

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SOURCE: Display Screen reads "4check printer". Carriage

Check the printwheel to be sure it is properly installed. Remove the ribbon and L/O tape and try it, you are looking for anything in the way of the P/W or carroer.

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