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Squeaking I'm using a Wheelwriter 1500, and it has started squeaking. Types okay, but making squeaking noise. Unrelated is that the correction funtion doesn't work. I've replaced the correction tape, but still doesn't work. Thanks!

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There are many things that will cause squeeking. First does it make noise when you tab or return if so open the cover and see if it goes away if so the red indicator may be rubbing on the margin scale, bend it back a bit. If it only squeeks when typing try a little WD40 on the motor that drives the print wheel the back bearing is a little hard to grt at.

Not correcting. Be sure you have a correctable ribbon on it(yellow og orange knob)

Hope this helps
DickyO

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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