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Carriage release My olivetti lettera 22 portable typewriter was put up years ago and I would like to get it in working order again. The problem is, the carriage is locked. I've tried the tab, space and release levers and nothing helps. I removed the bottom and looked around but all I see is a little metal tab that appears to stop the carriage from moving. I am afaid to force the tab down for fear of causing more trouble. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    we've released the carriage but it won't stop

  • samanthajayn Aug 17, 2008

    Mine's also jammed - slightly off-centre to the left. I've tried the same things as the other user. I also tried the solution suggested - but doesn't seem to help - the lever on the right hand side: is this the one on the same level with the carriage return lever on the left?


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    eromkcalb Oct 18, 2008

    stuck slight left of center HELP lettera 12

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I have an Olivetti Lettera 22 that stored many years ago. I took it out today and the carriage won't move as I type. I unlocked the carriage and it will move with the release keys. I need help it getting it fixed.

    Thanks.

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A type writer servicing shop is there in Bangalore(India).all can contact them for fixing the problems.Ph no.+919900821989. name Madhu.shop name vishal computers

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Try jiggling the carraige around a bit and then try using that lever thats on the right side of the carraige. you might even try both at once to see what frees it up. i had the same problem and it worked for me. That's the right tab, it may be in a jammed position so it wont open properly.

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