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Carriage Return Problem

I have checked to the best of my ability the carriage return latching mechanism on the right side. I do not know how to remove the case, which you suggested. This may possibly be the problem: the inside of this machine appears never to have been cleaned! Once I get inside the typwriter and locate that mechanism exactly I will get after cleaning it and use the DW40 At your convenience. Thanks! Raymond

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First remove the plaen there is a lath at both ends. Then remove the case there is a lever on the inside of both sides of the case, pull both of them to the front and remove the case.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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