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IBM Selectric II won't return completely

Hi. I just got an IBM Selectric II from a yard sale. When I push the return button, it will go down a line and about 2" back. (It takes 11 times to go clear back across to the start of the page.) Is there something I can do to fix it?

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The machine is probably gummy. If you know how to remove the case do so, get some WD40 and spray everything that moves espesially the stuff on the outside of the rt. side frame.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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