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ONLY TYPES TOP PART OF THE LETTER IBM WHEELWRITER 30 SERIES II

Help - our typewriter only prints top part of the letter????????

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  • lisarenee25 Aug 28, 2008

    Our typewritter is doing the same thing! It only types the upper part of the letter. Can anyone help figure this one out?!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Typewriter appears to be working correctly, but will not print the letters.

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The most common problem is the platen (black roller) gets out of position. Be sure the black latches are aligned wuth the side frames then push down firmly on the ends of the platen it should snap into place.

DickyO

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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