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Brother ML100 Typewriter:All of the sudden, it just won't type. It seems the 'hammer' doesn't hit the daisywheel. We've replaced the daisywheel, corrective tape, ribbon and still it goes through the motions of typing but nothing actually types.

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Ok,there could be two possibilities ,1, The daisy wheel may not be seated in properly. Of course I assume that the print side of the daisy wheel is facing the platen and that when the typewriter is switched on the print unit makes its customary re-setting motion and that the daisy wheel spins around at the same time. if this does not happen make sure that the lock-in lever for the daisy wheel is pushed home.. I am sure that you do all these elementary things so the only other possibility is the the hammer seleniod is not fully functioning and would have to be re-placed....Good luck!

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

  • John Lavery Nov 16, 2007

    Just had another thought,look for a " copy control lever", I am not familiar with the model name ML100 as Brother gave different names to their models depending which country they were sent. But if it is an office size machine I would surely suspect that the copy control lever has been inadvertly moved to the multiple position.. Cheers, John

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