Striker not working. New problem. Carriage move left
Thanks your your answer the other day, concerning the striker not moving. But have new problem. When I was taking typewriter apart, I tried to be careful to not let the ribbon cable come out of slot on circuit board. But it did. And eventhough I carefully put it back in, the printer assembly will only move to the left, till it goes to the end and the gears begin to grind and bump. Then it stops, and an alarm beep sounds. I have reset this ribbon cable back into the circuit board slot 10 to 15-times, and still the same thing. I looked at it carefully, magnifying glass, and cannot see anything wrong. And I took the keyboard apart, and still nothing looks wrong. Yet, it acts as if the keyboard is not hooked up. Secretaries lost manual. Wanted to see how to set margins. Any ideas? Thank you
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Re: Striker not working. New problem. Carriage move left
Refresh me is this a Brothers. If it is the keybord has to be lock down in the clips. The carrier home switch is locateded in the keyboard not the machine frame. Chances are the cable is ok it sounds like this switch is not being it when the carrier returns home...
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CHECK FOR LOOSE BOLTS AT THE LATCH STRIKER IF BOLTS LOOSE MOVE STRIKER TO CORRECT POSITION SLOWLY CLOSE TRUNK LID UNTIL THE TRUNK LID LATCH AND LATCH STRIKER COME IN CONTACT TO CLOSE TRUNK.ONCE BOTH ADJUSTMENTS CORRECT. TIGHTEN THE LATCH STRIKER BOLTS TRUNK SHOULD NOW CLOSE.
There no adjustment at hinges only bushing can be replace, but on the pelier is where the striker at, that's the part where the door latch latches to, with a torx tool you can loosen it to align to the door latch. the striker will move up, down, in and out, not much but it will adjust.
The door latch could be closed, in other words, the door thinks it shut into the striker. Take and hold the door handle open, like your trying to open the door, hold the handle out or up and at the same time open the latch, it may be stuck or closed...If that's not it, you may have to re-align the latch to the striker, the striker will come loose with a torx bit. Loosen it up, and move it around and re tighten, it's a trial and error deal, just keep trying different positions until if works right...
check the latch striker thats on the rear body panel make sure its lined up with the door actuator / if you need to move anything move the striker on the rear body hit it slightly to the left or right which ever way you need to have hatch open and close properly/ Please rate my response thank you very much
What age is the machine? If it is fairly new it might just need to be run a while for the grease to loosen up. If it is older you will need to make sure it has enough grease. These tools don't need a great deal of grease, but too little will soon be thrown about and disperse too much. Another problem with these is if the inner cylinder, that moves up and down to create the pressure for teh striker, has a hairline crack, it can be quite hard to see when the part is dirty. When running though air will leak out and you will loose hammer action but still have plenty of vibratiion. Another thing to check is to take the piston/cylinder and striker out and hold it facing down. The striker should slide out slow and steady. If it falls out too fast then the cylinder and/or striker is worn. You may be able to rectify this by applying a bit more grease. If it doeesn't fall out at all then there is a build of grease behind the striker causing a vacum holding it all together. You can solve this by pushing the striker in a little way, and leaving it standing for an hour or so with cleaning solvent on top. It should work it's way in and help release it. It may still need to be 'persuaded' out a bit aswell.
Sounds like the gears you cleaned may be dry and sticking, spray a little WD40. or that gear on the right side is still out of time. I think there is a spring clutch in the gear train which may be bad. One secret to repairs is to perform the same actions that you want the typewriter to do by hand and watch closely. You may see something not movving, or moving slow that under power you won't see.
One very important thing with Brothers typewriter, If the keyboard is not locked in place under the catches, it will not complete the home cycle. In other words when the carriage returns to the left it will cycle and then beep usually continually. The reason the carriage stop time switch is attaced to the keyboard not the side frame. You might look at that....Could be other problems too. keep in touch
Cam system on most brothers cause this to strike, make sure it is free andnot binding, also the solinoid underneath the printer comes off. Look for parts in the bottom of the machine. It is repair able.