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Wheelwriter 3 printwheel

My trusty wheelwriter 3 suddenly stopped printing. the letters are not hitting the paper. i tried a new ribbon and a different printwheel.
are there any other items i can check before i need to replace the solenoid pad. i have a replacement solenoid pad, so can you guide me through the necessary steps. thanks.

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  • joleneg Aug 27, 2008

    Replaced cartridge having trouble as above.

    Don't know what or where the print solenoid is.

    Thank you


    Ibm wheelwriter 3

  • leasa08 Aug 28, 2008

    When I type I only get the top of the letter. I have changed the ribbon and tried to clean, still no luck



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If you know where the print solenoid is try a few drops of oil on the front and rear of the plunger. If the pad needs replaced it can be done without removing the printer from the machine but it is tough. If you know how to remove the printer take it out, remove the printwheel, there are two screws that hold the solenoid once the dolenoid is out the installation is simple.


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