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IBM Wheelwriter 6 - No Impact

I have the same problem on an IBM Wheelwriter 6. Everything appears to operate properly, but there is no impact on the ribbon. I thought it might be a bad ribbon assembly, so I spliced in new conductors to the solenoid, but it didn't help.

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    Brian Blum Jul 27, 2009

    Could you (or another expert) possibly tell me where I could obtain such a teflon cap, what it's called, and how to go about replacing it? Thanks!

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The teflon cap on the solenoid end needs to be replaced.

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We sell the solenoid pad for 20.00 includes instrictionxs and shipping.

DickyO
Cleveland Business Machines
216-241-027

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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More than likely the impact solenoid pad has worn out or came apart.

That pad is available from this website:

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www.TSAWorld.com

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