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Wheelwriter 1500 The keys are not striking correctly. We have changed wheels, made sure the platen was in place, replaced ribbons and still only get about half of the full impression. I tried changing the impression strength (control + Q) and although the light goes from 1 - 2 - 3. It always goes back to 1. The dashes and the periods do not show up at all. I know it is striking because on the copies the letters do show up. Please don't tell me our typewriter has expired.

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Probably a gummy gummy solonoid or a broken plasyic cap on the solonoid plunger. Located just inside the L. printer frame under the ribbon, try some WD40 on the front & back of plunger if that dosen't work the cap will have to be replaced, they are available from us for 15.00 ibcluding shipping but a little tricky to install.

DickyO

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  • Dick O Reilly Jul 03, 2008

    Oops I didn't read the entire thing. Look at the ribbon. Is there a full position for each letter? Is it printing on the top or bottom edge? If it's not spacing a full space try oiling the ribbon motor under the ribbon deck R. front side.



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