We just bought this new typewriter. I have taken out the 2 yellow plastic things that are for packing. When we turn the machine on, the cartridge stops and the grinding noise starts and won't stop. Also, the printer ribbon seems too sit too high.
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There are two things
that people mess up when changing printwheels and ribbons. Is that the ribbon
is not in the guides properly. The other is that the latch the holds the type wheel
is not locked in the forward position.
On the right side of the typewriter, just beneath the carriage (as you are facing the typewriter) there is a small metal lever which you need to push back. It is the carriage lock used to hold the carriage in place when it's being transported in the case.
My repair book shows:
1 Make sure the printwheel in installed correctly. 2. make sure the ribbon and correction tape are installed correctly 3. turn the typewriter off wait 30 seconds then turn back on if the same thing happens install another printwheel. 4 turn the typewriter off wait 30 seconds then turn it back on if the same thing happens call for service.