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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 different daisy wheel for the Lexmark verses the IBM where the daisy wheel looks almost identical but it isn't?

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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).

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

Testimonial: "Thanks, it helps to know it is not the incorrect daisy wheel, I tried two and they both had to me kind of forced into the slot. Did not see anything b"

  • Charles Theile
    Charles Theile Jan 05, 2011

    Just a reminder that the hammer assy has to be pulled back to install the printwheel. Grab the black, grooved area and pull back against the spring tension before you try to put it in.

  • swooll Jan 05, 2011

    Thanks, I did, I used to sell these so I know a little, but the wheel is real tight going in. It's as thought teh actual metal slot got squashed or something, bent maybe? Not sure how this could have happened, thought it was a bad daisy wheel where the housing was not completely solid, but it is. Will check again, thanks for the extra hint.

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