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Brother EM530 Knobs

The knob on the left side of this typewriter cracks and then needs to be replaced. However, I can't seem to find where to purchase them. Any suggestions? Help.

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  • lov2shoot8 Mar 24, 2008


    Thank you. I went ahead and called Brother and complained that these kept breaking and I was able to order the platen knob individual for $10 a piece plus shipping. They did note as you said that I would not be able to buy just the know from an Authorized repair center. Thanks again, you guys are great!

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Brother is a problem. There aren’t many “Brother Authorized” service centers (in fact the one I worked for is now out of business) and only “Brother Authorized” repair centers can buy the parts from Brother. If you can’t find an ”Authorized repair center” in your area, I might be able to help, if you send me you city/state I might be able to locate a service center but they might not want to sell you just the part, The policy when I was working at a Brother Authorized service center, was we could not sell parts and could only sell parts that we install (during a repair).

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  • Ron Dufek
    Ron Dufek Mar 11, 2008

    Oh, one more thing the part you need to ask for is the Platen ****.

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    Ron Dufek Mar 14, 2008
  • Ron Dufek
    Ron Dufek Mar 24, 2008

    I am so glad they decided that selling you this part would not put them out of bussiness.

    Hahahahaha, I just noticed that they edited out Platten kn*b in my 2ed comment



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