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Re: IBM Wheelwriter 30 won't let us clear the left margin
If the carrier (print head) goes to the left when you turn the T/W on then try this.
Return to the L. margin, press mar rel key, backspace to the location that you want the margin, press L. mar key the wheel should spin and reset the margin.
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The WW3 resets margins and tabs to default on every power up. If the margins change while you are typing then the silver shaft that nthe carrier slides on is probably gummy. A shot of WD40 on both sies of the shaft shouls free it up. Go to lexmark.com, click on support you will find a downloadable manual there.
if margin clear doesn't work try putting some light weight oil on the rails the carriage rides on. turn unit off, oil it and move carriage back and forth by hand then turn it on and see if that fixes it.
The problem is either something is interfering with the carrier movement OR the carrier homing sensor is broken/defective. First, turn off the power and manually move the carrier to the right side frame, check for foreign objects in the machine (pens, pushpins, paper clips etc.). Put some oil (10 weight) on a cloth and clean the chrome shaft that the carrier travels on.(by the rubber cogged belt). This is a common problem. If the sensor itself is the problem, take to a repair shop.(not common)
Move carrier to left margin press margin release, top left hand side of keyboard, back space to desired position and press L Margin key. Margins will reset to default if batteries are dead. Right margin simply space to whever you want the margin and press R Margin.