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Carriage sticks about every third time the carraige returns it sticks.

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Clean and oil the rails the print head slides on, and oil transport motor shaft at both sides of motor. you don't have to take the case off, you can see the motor by lifting up the paper table and looking on the right of the platen, and you can see the back of the motor through the paper release lever slot

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