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TYPEWRITER STOPPED PRINTING

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF TYPING A FORM, THE HAMMER STOPPED HITTING THE KEYS. IS THERE A RE-SET PROCEDURE, OR AM I LOOKING AT A SIMPLE MECHANICAL REPAIR TO REPLACE A DEFECTIVE PART?

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If this a wheelwriter the platic cap on the orint solenoid is probably broken. They are available but a little tricky to install.

DickyO

Posted on May 22, 2008

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