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Not printing dash- and period.

All of the keys work except the dash and period. Someone changed the ribbon on it and knocked off a blue piece of rubber. We tried putting the blue thing back on and looks to be in the right place except these keys won't print. If you look at these 2 letters/items on the printwheel they are shorter than the other letters. We've replaced the printwheel & ribbon with no change. Any help is appreciated.. thanks

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  • ziggy_g77 Jul 03, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Swintec 7000. Not printing 9. Prints everything else fine. I don't know of anything missing from the setup and the wheel looks fine. Help please.

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First be sure the blue damper is on properly. The thinner side with the notch cut in it should be to the back of the machine with the notch down in the lower part of the left side of the yoke.
If that is right be sure the ribbon is fully latched down, then try a little light oil on the print solenoid they do grt gummy.

DickyO

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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