Smith Corona Not Typing Complete Letters

My electric typewriter (the Smith Corona 240DLE) does not type complete letters anymore. I can't even type full words that I can read. I've read some questions on the site. It might be the hammer, and I might need a new ribbon, but is there anything else I should know?

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July 7, 20180 found this helpful
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The shifter

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I would think either the hammer or a worn out ribbon.

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July 8, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you judy!! I type the end and the h will be replaced by two lines. This happens inconsistently it could be a whole word sometimes nothing but a mess to look at. I've been told to send it to the pros to get my baby running again.

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I love the sound of a typewriter. It is sad when the have issues. It could be just as simple as it needing a new cleaning or you are correct it could just need a ribbon (they still sell them on eBay).

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There are some YouTube videos that may help. This is a sample...I don't think it is the exact model, but it may give you some info as many of the old electrics are similar:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpGQVVGIN0A

There are still repair people out there. Not sure where you are, but here is a sample of repair folks still out there so maybe they can help you with a free diagnosis and estimate for repair:

www.willrepairservice.com/services.html

Good luck! Hope you are up and typing soon!!

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July 8, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you very much I truly appreciate the feedback

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Good luck! Let us know what you decide and what they say! Hope you are clickty clacking again very soon!

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August 7, 20180 found this helpful

There are two possibilities: printwheel wear and hammer alignment. If you can move the printwheel from side to side, it means the plastic alignment protrusion(s) on the printwheel are worn. Replace with a new printwheel or put epoxy into the circular mounting hole, remount the printwheel, and wait for the epoxy to cure.

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If the hammer does not align with the printwheel characters, you can adjust the hammer side to side. Remove the ribbon(s) and the plastic piece around the hammer. Loose the side nuts with a 1/4" wrench. The left screw is the hammer position and the right screw the hammer tension. Retighten the nuts and reinstall plastic and ribbons.

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