Question about Lexmark Wheelwriter 5 Series II Typewriter

1 Answer

Hello and thanks. My print ribbon is not being hit by the letter.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Lexmark Master
  • 3,594 Answers

The plastic print solinoid cap is probably broken. We sell them with instructions and shipping for 20.00.


Posted on Apr 04, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

IBM Wheelwriter 6-Letters striking paper above

Put in a multi part form and type if the carbons come out OK the the ribbon isn't lifting, Wiggle the big black gear on the R. side of the carrier back and forth. They do get tooth for tooth when they get old. If the print on the copies id bad or not there you need a print solenoid cap. We sell them for 20,00 including instructiond and shipping.

Cleveland Business Machines

Feb 18, 2010 | IBM Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Typewriter will not print. did the self demo,it went through the motions, but no letters on the paper. the ribbon appears to be new. any ideas what the problem is?

check the ribbon is passing in front of the print head as sometimes the ribbon slips to high or behind also check the correction tape hasnt move in front to block the head hitting the print ribbon

Jul 30, 2009 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

1 Answer


the mark you are seeing is the print hammer hitting the paper. remove the ribbon. corr. tape & print wheel. turn on the typewriter. close cover let it home it's self. open cover put in print wheel. close cover let it nome. put in ribbon close cover. try typing if marks are still ther. you will need a new print wheel. if working then put in corr. tape or if you are better at spelling then me you will not need it

Jan 21, 2009 | Smith Corona Wordsmith 200 Typewriter

2 Answers


the markes you see is the print hammer hitting the ribbon & paper. remove the ribbon & print wheel. look close at the print wheel when out of the machine if there are any spaces betwen the spokes a letter has broken off and you need a new print wheel, If just bent slowly strten them out. reinstall wheel & ribbon try it.

Jan 21, 2009 | Smith Corona Wordsmith 200 Typewriter

1 Answer

Purchased Rover 5000 Super Delux on ebay for xmas present.

Try this push the platen (black rubber roller) down firmly on both sides they do pop out of position.


Dec 22, 2008 | IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

1 Answer

Diagram to change ribbon cartridge

The cartridge just snaps on, printing half letters may be caused by the ribbon being folded over on itself or not moving look at the ribbon toward a light you should see each letter clearly thru the ribbon

Sep 20, 2008 | Swintec 7040 Typewriter

1 Answer

IBM Wheelwriter 3 will not type

Probably the plastic cap on the print soleniod is broken. They are available from us for 15.00 but a little tricky to install.


Jun 20, 2008 | IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

2 Answers

My IBM Wheelwriter III does not print the letters. I have replaced the ribbon but still no letters. Please help. Thanks.

rub your finger over the ribbon if no ink on fingers then your ribbon is dry little solution for old ribbons is cotton and little water over ribbon not too much

May 07, 2008 | Lexmark Wheelwriter 30 Series II...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Lexmark Wheelwriter 5 Series II Typewriter Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Roopesh S
Roopesh S

Level 2 Expert

228 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18389 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Lexmark Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides