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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Make sure the platen (roller) is pushed down all the way. It must lock. Also, see if the ribbon is feeding properly, characters should be evenly spaced on the ribbon. Other possible causes ..solenoid pad or selection plate, neither of which you can do yourself.
You must hit the carriage return button to find the current position of the left margin, then hit the mar release button and use the backspace key to move the carriage to the new position that you want the margin to be set at, then hit the left margin key to set it. Then move the carriage to the right to find the right mar, hit the mar release key and use the spacebar to move the right mar to the new position you want, then hit thr right mar kay to set it.
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.