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My typewriter is not making impression

I changed ribbon because I thought it had run out...but the new ribbon is now working either...

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  • eliz231 Jul 21, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my wheelwriter 3. I have checked the ribbon and the gear that you mentioned and all checks out good. The print hammer is not moving when I type. So it is not hitting the print wheel so no print...right? What can I do about it? I does feel like I just must have touched something disabling this process. Thanks for you help, Betty

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Wheelriters have ribbon drive motors that go bad, take ribbon off and watch as you type is the ribbon drive gear is going around, if not chance you have a bad motor....

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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?
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    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.
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  3. Turn on the typewriter, insert a piece of paper into the typewriter and type a few letters
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    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.

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We sell the cap with installation instructions for 20.00 includes shipping.

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They are available from us for 15.00 but a little tricky to install.

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