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Carriage return problem

Can not move the carriage return to the left side. When I push the carriage return key, it does not move left from the center position.It only moves a few spaces to the right when the right cursor key is used.. I tried margin release, tab release, decimal tab release, back space key, indent clear key, but nothing moves it from the center position. IBM Correcting Selectric II typewriter. Carriage Return will not return carriage all the way back to the left side on one stroke. To return totally, you have to continually press Return Key

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  • raymond_root Dec 11, 2008

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If it returns with the express key the latching mech. on the rt. side is probably gummy. Take off the case, get some WD40 and spray the mechinism that latches the ret on the rt. side below the platen.

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