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My daisy wheel doesn't move when I type and the hammer is not connecting to the daisy wheel. No print on paper, but it advances as it letters were typed.

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  1. Is the daisy wheel locked in the forward position?
    1. Pull the black lever back, away from the platen.
    2. Lift out the daisy wheel and inspect it for damage; replace the daisy wheel if it is damaged.
    3. Re-insert the daisy wheel and push the black lever towards the platen until it locks in place.
  2. Is the ribbon moving?
    1. Lift the ribbon cartridge out of the typewriter
    2. Inspect the ribbon for damage
    3. If the ribbon is silver, it is exhausted and must be replaced
    4. If the hammer has been striking in one place, there will be a clear area near the center of the ribbon.
    5. Turn the colored knob on the left side of the ribbon cartridge counter-clockwise to advance the ribbon a small amount. Replace the ribbon if it will not advance.
    6. Re-insert the ribbon
  3. Turn on the typewriter, insert a piece of paper into the typewriter and type a few letters
    1. Did the hammer move forward?
    2. If the hammer moved, did the ribbon advance with each keystroke?
If the hammer did not move or the ribbon did not advance, the typewriter will require service. If the typewriter still does not make an impression on the paper, your typewriter will require service.

Dec 09, 2013 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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The key I push is not the letter that prints


Many factors affect correct character selection. To isolate the problem, follow the directions below:

  1. Is the daisy wheel locked into the carriage correctly?
    1. Open the top, locate the black lever near the hammer and move it away from the platen.
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  1. Lift out the daisy wheel. Inspect the petals to see if they may be damaged.

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  1. Locate the small spring loaded pin near the center of the daisy wheel hub. If the pin is missing or sticking, or the daisy wheel has damaged petals, replace the daisy wheel.

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    1. Look into the opening from where you removed the daisy wheel. Ensure that there is no debris in the area; use canned air to blow out the area.
  1. Reinstall the daisy wheel or install a new one if the old one is damaged.

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  1. Remember to push the black lever towards the platen until it snaps into place.

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  1. Close the top cover and turn on the typewriter.
    1. After the carriage moves to the left margin, insert paper, and open the top cover.
    2. Push the hammer forward until it presses the daisy wheel petal onto the paper.
    3. It will leave an impression on the paper; it should be a lower case "h".
    4. If the impression is any other letter than those above, the typewriter may require service.
  2. Examine the keyboard area. If there is any contamination, i.e. spills, pet hair, etc, the keyboard may need to be cleaned by a trained technician.
  3. If the problem is not resolved after these actions, the typewriter may require service.

Brother typewriters have a 90 day labor, 1 year parts limited warranty. For 90 days from the date of purchase, Brother International, or its Authorized Service Centers, will repair this product free of charge if defective in material or workmanship. After 90 days, and until one year from date of purchase, Brother will furnish, free of charge, a replacement part for the defective part of this product, you pay for labor.

If your machine is within Warranty, you can contact Brother Customer Support Center at (1-877-276-8437)

Apr 05, 2013 | Brother GX-6750 Electronic Typewriter

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My Brother ML100 is not printing what I type


Hammer sticking and typing incorrect letters (and or skipping letters): 1) make sure daisy wheel installed correctly. 2) hold down CODE key & Q (RESET) to reset wheel...if still not corrected 3) WD40 the hammer at the base & joints where moving parts are, keep typing until oil seeps in (this last one fixed it for me)

Typing light and inconsistant-top part of letter okay but bottom too light or not there: to left of hammer (at base) are 2 screws, I losened them and adjusted hammer to different forward and backward spots..finally found the ideal location where full letter printed and had the correct force it needed to print correctly.

Feb 21, 2013 | Brother ML-100 Typewriter

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I have a Lexmark 1000 Personal Wheelwriter and the daisy wheel does not easily slide into place. It then just keeps turning until the machine beeps and it stops. Will not type of course. Is there a...


No, the printwheels are the same for all Wheelwriters. Make sure the letters face the roller when you put it in (pull the print hammer assy back and check for paper clips, ribbon pieces, etc. first).

Jan 02, 2011 | Lexmark Wheelwriter 1500 Typewriter

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The keys typed are not the letters coming up


The SX 4000 is a "Daisy Wheel" printer. A plastic Wheel with the letters embossed on them spin via the input of the keyboard. I would suggest that your Daisy Wheel mhas slipped its index, presenting a offset letter., or the wheel is on inproper, but I do not see how it could happen, short of forcing it on. You may have to buy another Daisy Wheel, if that one is broken at the hub. See:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?rlz=1T4SUNA_enUS250US259&q=daisy+wheels+for+brother+typewriters&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=5918209752341457784&ei=aqEHTeebDs6s8AaP-9nnAg&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDEQ8wIwAw#

Dec 14, 2010 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

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My typewriter (Brother GX-6750) does not print correct letters


look for bent or broken spokes on daisy wheel .turning unit off for 20 seconds and back on should reset the daisy wheel home position. probably the daisy wheel.

Oct 26, 2009 | Brother ML-100 Typewriter

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Characters are off?


change CASSETTE DAISY WHEEL

Jul 23, 2009 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

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Wong letters & numbers


I downloaded the manual from http://www.devicemanuals.com/downloadguide.php and then, following the instructions there, I removed then re-inserted the daisy wheel. This solved my problem. Perhaps it had somehow gotten out of adjustment. At least, it is something to try if you haven't tried it already.

Jul 15, 2008 | Brother GX-6750 Typewriter

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Cannot get daisy wheel to type correct letters


Turn oFF the typewriter, take the ribbon out.....use the lever on top to release and remove the print wheel cartridge. Lightly rotate it to see if it will move and reinsert the cartridge. snap it back into place.
Turn on the machine, the typewriter should move the carrier to the left and reset the printwheel....if it is snapped back properly.

Jan 14, 2008 | Brother GX-6750 Typewriter

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Brother ML300 Typewriter


Is the hammer striking the paper? What letters print when you press a key? Can you determine if the printwheel is turning?

Dec 28, 2007 | Brother ML-300 Typewriter

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