Question about Brother ML-100 Typewriter
We need to clean the rollers under the platen and the platen as labels have gotten stuck on them. Some typewriters you can remove the platen to get to these rollers but we can't seem to be able to do that with the ML 100. Do you have any suggestions as to how we can get these sticky labels off?
IF you can't get the platen roller out, then what you can do is get a cleaner called " GOO GONE". Take a rag or paper towel, and pour some of the goo gone on the rag where the labels are located. IMPORTANT PART: You want enough Goo Gone on the rag so you can saturate the label. I have even CAREFULLY poured some Goo Gone right from the container onto the label.
Just don't go crazy with the Goo Gone.... You do not want to pour sooooo much onto the platen roller where it drips down it the frame of the machine and possibly onto the main board.
REMEMBER.... Just enough to saturate the label.
After the label is saturated.... WAIT AT LEAST 3 minutes. I usually wait closer to 5 minutes, and then you will notice that the label can be easily pulled away from the platen.
After all of the labels are removed, go over the entire platen with the Rag with Goo gone, and then go over it again with a clean dry rag.
I hope this works for you as well as it has worked for my customers.
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
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I wish I had one in front of me, but I don't. Brother used
two ways of holding the Platen (big black roller in place. Open the top cover
and look at the frame where the platen is held. You will likely see plastic
clips holding the axial that runs through the platen (85% of brother machines
have clips), or you will see that the axial runs directly through the frame. If
you see clips just squeeze the tabs and lift up. Note which side has the gear,
so that it is reinstalled the same way. If you don't have clips you will need
to loosen the Allen screws holding the knob to the platen roller, and the
roller will lift right out. If the label left any of the rollers sticky they
must be completely cleaned before reassembly, Goo-Gone is a good product to
remove gummy labels.
Best of luck, Ron
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