Inoperating Carriage Return IBM Correcting Selectric II typewriter
OK!! The platen is off and the case has been removed at this time. Carriage Return and the plethora of individual performances in that general area seem to be OK, but I don't see anything out of the ordinary that would attract my attention as something broken and flagrantly seeming to need attention. I will say, this has to be the worse inside of a typewriter I have ever before seen! It is gooey, gunkey, lots of oil and fuzz beyond decription; there are layers of gunk with filth on top; it doesn't appear to have ever been cleaned. When you have a chance and make sure I'm available, perhaps we might get together for live chat and see if we might be able to diagnose where and what needs attention. I would greatly appreciate any assistance you have to offer. I do want to make this worth your time; you have gone out of your way so far, to help me. With my experience using the office machines (IBM typewriters) I have come to believe these machines have never heard of "Sloanism" or "Planned Obsolesence". I will wait on you at your convenience. I do thank you for your time and consideration in this endeavor. Raymond
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Left Rear chrome lever with ABCDE or - marks should be towards the typist and the red ball next to the typing ballo should be moved to a higher number. Messy printing is caused by paper not being held tight against platen(black roller)
Sounds like the return lever arm is not putting enough pressure on the return clutch, or the clutch is slipping. The exp key uses the same clutch but the pressure comes from your finger. Theres no way you can fix this yourself. Get an IBM mechanic.
If you know how to remove the right dust cover (black inside the T/W below the carrier) next to the R. side frame is the correction set up mech. spray some WD40 on the arms especially where they pivot, they should free up.
It sounds like the cycle shaft is not fully in home position. With the machine OFF, try to turn the print shaft (the steel shaft with the single groove that goes through the carriage) top towards the back of the machine. Then turn the machine on. Try the space bar first. If it works, your machine probably needs the cycle clutch spring adjusted or replaced.
Open the upper cover, remove the platen (roller) there is a latct on each side that has to be pressed down, after the platen is out thetre are two latches one on each dide just inside the the sides of the case pull them to the front, flip the margins inside and lift the case, give the motor a little push, if it starts get a can of WD40 and spray everything inside the T/W that moves.