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Model 6784 -wheel won't spin

When turning the typewriter on, the wheel spins - as normal.

However, when I start to type, the wheel doesn't spin at all. The head moves forward, but there is no impression left on the page.

Please help. I have had the typewriter since 1989 and love it.

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The wheel is probably moving but the print solenoid cap is probably broken. We sell them with installation instructions and shipping for 20.00.

DickyO
Cleveland Business Machines
216-241-0027

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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