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IBM Wheelwriter 30 series II - prints only half a letter

Replaced ribbon on typewriter - now it only types half of letter. I have another IBM in office so I switch ribbon and even the cartridge printwheel between the two machines. All the pieces worked fine on the other IBM, but won't work on the one we are having problems with. I had problems like this years ago, but I can't remember what I did. I know it is something really simple.

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  • GrandmaHats Apr 15, 2008

    STILL NOT WORKING. ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS?

  • GrandmaHats Apr 16, 2008

    Tried solution by Dicky O. It worked. Thank you so much. Typing away with the IBM today.


  • Front242 May 08, 2008

    Had the same problem and just fixed it thanks to DickyO. You rock!



    Tim O.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    half letters

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Problem with Wheelwriter 30 - full letters print but they are light or missing parts - seems to print fine on one sheet of paper but anything more bulky does not give a good impression. Repairman changed platen but that didn't do it.

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If it types only the top half yhe platen is probably not all the way in. Make sure the 2 black latches are lined up with the side frames then press down firmly on both sides of the platen.

DickyO

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

  • Dick O Reilly Apr 19, 2008

    If the print is OK on carbons but not the original the trouble is supplies get a genuine IBM purple leader ribbon the part No. ends in 999 this should help also code Q increases the impression.



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