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Almost Fixed. Stricker works, but sticking

Upstateos, I see why you are label Guru. Yep, keyboard has switch, acting as reference point for carriage. Put all back together, and typed paragraph. But then stricker went forward, and stayed, actually pushing tab forward in daisy wheel (stopped daisy from spinning, also). Happens primarily when I hit the "correct" key. But at first, the correct key worked, whited out last letter.

When I openned everything, there is a circular adjustment on right side that I had to loosen to release tab from a track on the end of the cam assembly that sends stricker forward. And there was a torsion spring. This let me lift up the correction housing, the housing the ink sits into. I took notice of where this adjustment was at, and also the spring location. And I've put it back, like I thought it should be. And, at first, all was well. But then the striker stayed forward when I hit the correction key. (Correction worked a few times before it stuck.)

Now, I've relocated this side circular adjustment in all possible settings. And still the same thing happens. It will type fine, till I hit the correction key. Is there a parts breakdown, and/or explination of this adjustment?

Thanks for helping. You are good.

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  • eddie27970 Aug 14, 2008

    You nailed on the head! Thanks. Took little white side adjuster out, turned on and let it reference and reset, put white side piece back in and set it to the adjustment I had seen when first removing it, and now, the striker works fine, even in erase.

    But...just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the daisy wheel is messed up. The other day, when the striker was stuck forward, I put it up. Apparently, this deformed the one tab of the daisy wheel...being pushed forward and to the side, somewhat, Looking for new daisy wheel now.

    But all else is now fixed, thanks to you. Of course, the secretaries in the front office think I'm their hero (not you.) Ha-Ha. Sorry about that. :)


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This part yu take off, the pin goes into a slot that goes around inside a cam. If you have that pin not in the slot you will get this lock up. Try taking the part you mentioned out or remove wht is called the ribbon plate, which is the part where the ribbon sets on, then turn the machine on or wind the printer motor by hand to home out or bring the printing unit to the home or start position, turn off and very carefully install the parts you tokk off making sure the pin in the ribbon lift (The small part yout ook off on the right side of the printer) is in the correct cam track or small track or canal. Once installed you can rotate the motor by hand an see if it moves freely. GOOD LUCK

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