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SOURCE: Correcting IBM Selectric II Typewritter correcton ribbon won't engage

I'll try this again. On IBM Selectric correction you must press the correction kry then press the letter you are trying to correct.

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Posted on May 19, 2008

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R152
Sounds like you have a broken torquo limiter tension spring you should have it professionly serviced.

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Need more info. Many different possibilities.

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SOURCE: Ribbon not advancing on Selectric II typewriter

Yoy can also check that the ribbon driver (the spicked post) is making contact with the ribbon the sometimes get sticky and dont close on the ribbon or close very slowley.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: How to change the ribbon on an IBM selectric II

If this is acorrecting T/W there is ared lever to the rt. of the ribbon rotate it to the front of the ribbon, pull the old ribbon up and off, drop the new ribbon on the ribbon deck, thread the ribbon to the left of the shock wire right where it comes out of the cassette, thread through the lift guides on either side of the element, turn the knob ccw to take up the slack, check to be sure the ribbon is not folded or twisted, move the red lever back.

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Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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