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Typewriter not printing

We just changed the ribbon on our IBM Wheelwriter 6 and now it will not print. It seems the keys are not hitting the ribbon??? Any suggestions?

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  • Betsyg Dec 10, 2007

    Looking for same solution. It stopped in "mid-typing" not when I changed anything. Have powered off & on, changed ribbons, changed batteries, changed typing platen wheel, & air cleaned machine. No loose parts or connections visible. Help?

  • RCab Jan 30, 2008

    I've read the comment on the broken solenoid plunger - can you tell me where it is located and how to obtain one?



    We apparently have just had the same thing happen on two of our Wheelwriters.



    Thank you.

  • mcleod Apr 23, 2008

    It won't hit the paper or the ink film.......changed the batteries, changed the film, the mechanism is not hitting the paper ......the space bar works, but nothing else will print......


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There is a plastic cap on the end of the print solenoid plunger that nis probably broken the part is available about 10.00 but a little tricky to replace.

dickto

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

  • Dick O Reilly Feb 01, 2008

    The solenoid is located below the ribbon just inside the l. side frame of the carrier. It is about an inch & 1/2 in daim., the plastic cap is on the back side of the plunger. We have the caps in stock for 15.00 including shipping. Email bizmach@earthlink.net



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