Our 21-Step Reconditioning Process


You Get The Best From takes its reconditioning process seriously. So much so that our service technicians follow an extensive testing process (21-steps) to ensure that you receive the highest quality of reconditioned units available in the market. With over 50 years of experience in the typewriter business, our service technicians have extensive knowledge of a variety of typewriters, including IBM models. It is this level of experience and service that has made a trusted source for businesses for over 50 years. If you are looking for a partner for your next typewriter purchase or have any questions about the reconditioning process (listed below) and the benefits of buying a reconditioned unit, look no further. has you covered. 

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The 21-Step Reconditioning Process at

  1. Completely disassemble the machine and clean every component
  2. Carefully inspect each component for signs of wear, corrosion or cracks
  3. Recondition the print hammer solenoid and install a new cap
  4. Clean all rubber parts with rubber rejuvenator and resurface platen
  5. Install new steel gear on all Series I transport motors
  6. Carefully check keyboard connectors
  7. Check every circuit board connector
  8. Inspect battery box and replace if any trace of corrosion exists
  9. Carefully inspect platen latches
  10. Reassemble and lubricate to factory specs
  11. Carefully inspect to make sure all ground straps are attached
  12. Check all factory adjustments
  13. Print each character several times to check printwheel for imperfect characters
  14. Repeat full-length tab and return to listen for imperfect gears
  15. Check SAPI (semi-automatic paper insert) with covers on the machine
  16. Check keyboard angle adjusters
  17. Install new ribbon and correction tape
  18. Adjust print hammer to print 3 carbon copies but still maintain correction quality
  19. Take 10 minutes to make sure each key button actuates easily and doesn't repeat
  20. Check and adjust ribbon lift height and feed
  21. Carefully pack in our custom made box and foam end caps to ensure safe delivery

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