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Wheelwriter 5 not printing

I have the same problem with my wheelwriter 5. Not printing. Took ribbon out. Took printwheel out. WD-40 around hammer. Keep seeing your response about a solenoid cap. Can you elaborate? Where is the solenoid cap and how can I tell if it's broken?

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The print solenoid is under the ribbon just inside the L. printer side frame. When you type with the ribbon off you should see the plunger go in and out (a very short movement) on the back of the plunger is a plastic cap (clear to yellow from age) if the plunger moves and the yoke dosen't move or just bobbles a bit this is broken it is available from us for 15.00 includes shipping butcan be a little to install.

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Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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