Smith Corona Wordsmith 100 Typewriter Hammer Not Working?

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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?


March 7, 20170 found this helpful
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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
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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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February 3, 2019

How do I repair the hammer on a Smith Corona typewriter? The letter I and the letter U don't work.


February 3, 20190 found this helpful

They are probably bent Gently bend them back to their original position.

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