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Ibm wheelwriter 10 - setting impression pressure

When i press the code key and click on the q key the green lights for the impression pressure blink in order. but when i lift my fingers off the pressure always goes back to 1. How do i get the heavier pressures to 'stick'. All the other code keys work fine.

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  • marksofd Jul 16, 2008

    Thanks for clearing up the mystery about the impression mode vs space setting functions of those lights.

    Is there a place on this site where I can see what the solenoid plunger
    is? Or could you describe exactly where it is? On my wheelwriter 10
    series II I'm not sure what you're referring to. I think I see 2 or 3
    solenoids but none of them have plastic caps. THANKS!



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The lights have 2 functions when in the impression mode they tell you the impression, when releasrd they go back to indicating space setting. The imp. setting remains where you left the lights.

If you are getting light print try a little WD40 on the front and rear of the solenoid plunger they get gummy. If that dosen't help the plastic cap on the solenoid is propbly cracked,


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  • Dick O Reilly Jul 16, 2008

    The solenoid is below the ribbon just inside the L. printer frame it's round and about 2 in. in diam.




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