20 Most Recent IBM Wheelwriter 1000 By Lexmark Electric Typewriter Questions & Answers

make sure the platen is snapped down firmly on both sides

IBM Wheelwriter... | Answered on Feb 11, 2018

The only purpose for the batteries are to hold in memory your tab stops and margins when you turn it off or un-plug the power cord.
Otherwise with no batteries, it goes back to default setting for margins and no tab stops.

IBM Wheelwriter... | Answered on Apr 18, 2016

Because of the age of the machine, keyboards are starting to fail. The only solution is to have the keyboard replaced. new ones are not available but i have been buying refurbs for 10 years with no problems. I get mine from EBM 800-832-6522. It would help if you can find a typewriter technician to install it.

IBM Wheelwriter... | Answered on Mar 24, 2016

Pobably the internal power supply is failed.
Needs major repair, Most likely.

IBM Wheelwriter... | Answered on May 05, 2015

most of the tie this is caused by a bad power supply

IBM Wheelwriter... | Answered on Apr 23, 2015

Open the upper cover, the connectors are the two flat pieces of velum that go from the top of the keyboard to the mother board, they just pull out.


IBM Wheelwriter... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015

Tour key board is bad. You can try this.
The right keyboard connector has a group of 7 connectors bussed together cut a piece of heavy foil that width and slide it into the side of the plug to the front of the T/W covering just the 7 connectors.
I've done this many times and it holds up very well.


IBM Wheelwriter... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015

The keyboard is going bad. You can try my tip under WW1000 or have it rebuilt, contact Geo. Beters Co. @800-392-8085 for a rebuild, tell them O'Reilly sent you.

IBM Wheelwriter... | Answered on Oct 24, 2014

You have a broken plastic print solenoid cap. I sell them with instructions for 20.00 includes shipping.


IBM Wheelwriter... | Answered on Aug 08, 2012

1. turn off your IBM wheelwriter.
2. take the cable off from electricity
3. wait until around 1 minute
4. turn it on again

IBM Office... | Answered on Dec 09, 2019

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IBM Office... | Answered on Oct 30, 2019

Remove the print wheel and wash with soap and water. Turn the typewriter off and reinstall the print wheel,

IBM Office... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019

Turn off, remove print wheel, turn on, turn off, reinstall print wheel, turn on. Make sure PROPORTIONAL SPACING is not selected.

IBM Office... | Answered on Jun 15, 2019

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