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Left side of platen does not stay down on IBM Wheelwriter

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The platen latch is broken, you can wire it down with some wire. or get a new platen.
That is if you push it down and pops back up.

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SOURCE: IBM Wheelwriter 30 won't let us clear the left margin

If the carrier (print head) goes to the left when you turn the T/W on then try this.
Return to the L. margin, press mar rel key, backspace to the location that you want the margin, press L. mar key the wheel should spin and reset the margin.

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SOURCE: IBM Personal Wheelwriter 2 - machine comes on and is stuck

If the 1 &2 lights are flashing check the keyboard conectors and see my tip under WW1000.

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SOURCE: Need to remove the Platen to remove paper.

On each end of the platen there is a black plastic retainer squeeze them together and lift the platen out.

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SOURCE: Black line going down the left side of the copy

Copiers are full of mirrors and lensea any of withch could be dirty.

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SOURCE: print head moves left and stays horrible noise

The problem is either something is interfering with the carrier movement OR the carrier homing sensor is broken/defective. First, turn off the power and manually move the carrier to the right side frame, check for foreign objects in the machine (pens, pushpins, paper clips etc.). Put some oil (10 weight) on a cloth and clean the chrome shaft that the carrier travels on.(by the rubber cogged belt). This is a common problem. If the sensor itself is the problem, take to a repair shop.(not common)

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