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Typewriter Hammer Not Working

I have a Smith Corona Wordsmith 100 and the type hammer doesn't work on any keys. It just doesn't move at all. What can I do?

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March 7, 20170 found this helpful

Make sure your ribbon is installed correctly. You can also clean the keys with denatured alcohol. This may have to be repeated several times.

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March 8, 20170 found this helpful

I remember having this problem a while ago and made the mistake of thinking oil would help. IT DOESN'T! Don't do it! Use alcohol gently around the module.

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