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IBM wheelwriter 5 keyboard will not work

The wheel does not strike any letters, the ribbon doesn't move either. I am not getting any response from any keys on the keyboard.

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Hi we have an old ibm typewriter. I changed the ribbon and the wheel. I cleaned everything but still prints half of the letters. The top part to be exact.


There should be an adjustment on the head that sets the angle of the strike for the wheel. Unfortunatley there are no diagrams available for this technology

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Ribbon doesn't raise up enough to let the letters strike it. Is there an adjustment somewhere?


If it dosen't lift at all wiggle the large black gear bakand forth a few times they do get tooth for tooth.

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Ibm wheelwriter won't strike. Ribbon is good. Wheel is working. Carriage is moving. Just not striking. I dusted & cleaned as well as I can but to no good.


I HAVE AN IBM WHEELWRITER 6 TYPEWRITER THAT WONT STRIKE THE LETTER. EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS? CAN YOU HELP ME FIX IT?

May 10, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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IBM wheelwriter won't strike. Ribbon is good. Wheel is working. Carriage is moving. Just not striking. I dusted & cleaned as well as I can, but to no good.


there is a solenoid that fires the hammer to strike ribbon and that most likely is the culprit. sometimes, you can clean solenoid and replace the little plunger to take care of the problem. however, it takes a tech or at least someone with very good mechanical skills to get to it.

good luck,
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Mar 16, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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IBM Wheelwriter 5. It was typing light so I


The plastic print solenoid cap is probably broken. We sell them with instructions and shipping for 20.00.

DickyO
Cleveland Business Machines
216-241-0027

Feb 25, 2010 | IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

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When I type any letter it will not strike the wheel so nothing prints. The ribbon moves. What can I do? This is an IBM Wheelwriter 6 typewriter. Thanks


The print solenoid cap is probably broken.
We sell them for 20.00 includind installation and shipping.

DickyO
Cleveland Business Machines
216-241-0027

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yes it was true that the cap was broken. temporarily, i just cut a piece of plastic from a spoon, same thickness as the cap then place it between the plunger and the solenoid. and now my wheelwriter is typing great! all letters are clear and much black in color. thanks for pointing where the cap was place. easy to find it.

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First off make sure the ribbon turns freely.Take off the ribbon and turn the ribbon wheel in the direction of the arrow and see if it turns smoothly. If it turns smoothly the ribbon motor is not moving or the gear is not moving. take off the ribbon and type. See if the black ribbon drive gear on the ribbon deck moves as you type. If not the motor is N.G. or the ribbon gear clutch spring is not grabbing the gear to turn it. Lawrence

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Get a new laser printer, or even inkjet. They can be had for under a hundred bucks. It'll cost you that to get someone old enough to know what a wheelwriter is to come and look it...

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