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I have a IBM Wheelwriter 1000 typewriter and the line space keys are flashing and I cannot type on the typewriter, it seems that the typewriter is jammed or locked up.

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  • dick davis Apr 11, 2011

    That is how the unit displays error codes. If you can tell me which ones are on or flashing, we can probably give you an idea as to where to start troubleshooting

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You most likely have a bad keyboard you can try my tip under WW1000 or contact Geo. Beyers Co.
@ 800-392-8085, tell them O'Reilly sent you.

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