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IBM Wheelwriter 6---when I turn it on, it appears to lock

When I turn on the typewriter, hammer returns to far left, "pecks" one time and appears to lock. Line space lights 1 and 2 flash and it won't type or do anything. HELP

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There are a few possibilities. First lube the silver shaft that the carrier slides on (WD40 works well). Remove the printwheel and check for paper or ither debris in that area. After that you e
will probably need a tech.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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