Question about Olympia Mastertype 3 Typewriter
Hi. The platen roller is not turning when I turn the knob. The knob just slips. Does anyone know if this is just a question of tightening a screw or something more serious going on? Thank you.
If this is a mastertype 3 the platen knob probably needs replaced. We have themin stock 15.00 includes shipping
Posted on Oct 01, 2012
SOURCE: Need to clean the platen
IF you can't get the platen roller out, then what you can do is get a cleaner called " GOO GONE". Take a rag or paper towel, and pour some of the goo gone on the rag where the labels are located. IMPORTANT PART: You want enough Goo Gone on the rag so you can saturate the label. I have even CAREFULLY poured some Goo Gone right from the container onto the label.
Just don't go crazy with the Goo Gone.... You do not want to pour sooooo much onto the platen roller where it drips down it the frame of the machine and possibly onto the main board.
REMEMBER.... Just enough to saturate the label.
After the label is saturated.... WAIT AT LEAST 3 minutes. I usually wait closer to 5 minutes, and then you will notice that the label can be easily pulled away from the platen.
After all of the labels are removed, go over the entire platen with the Rag with Goo gone, and then go over it again with a clean dry rag.
I hope this works for you as well as it has worked for my customers.
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
SOURCE: Broken Platen Knob
I have one in my hand, it's 10.00 including shipping. If you send us a check we will ship it.
Cleveland Business Machines
2327 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Posted on May 12, 2010
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You need to adjust the tracking knob which is by the front handle that looks like a triangle head screw. Make sure the belt tension leaver is tight and the belt has enough tension on it. Quickly press and release the start switch and note the centering of the belt. It should be in the center of the bottom platen. If it is not, adjust the tracking knob and bump the switch again. If the belt is going in the wrong direction turn the knob the other direction. Once you are close the center of the platen, press the power switch to turn the unit on and lock the trigger. Firmly hold the unit vertically from the front handle. Fine adjust the tension knob to center the belt and make sure the belt is not hitting the case which will cause damage. You should be able to use the belt sander without the belt slipping off. Let the sander do the work, do not push down and limit the side to side motion. If the belt will not stay on then the belt is too large or the torsion spring needs to be adjusted to applying more tension on the belt and drive roller.
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