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The stiker for the printwheel is not engaging thus letters are not being printed.

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I would like to know why I am having a problem inserting the "lift-off" to the ribbon. It goes on correctly, but doesn't seem to be working......doesn't lift off the letters. Could it be with my typewriter itself?

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Re: IBM wheelwriter 3

Sounds like the small plastic cap on the solenoid plunger is broken. The part is available for about 15.00 but it is a little tricky to install.


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