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Olivetti Lettera 22 - Ribbon Spool doesn't advance.

Ribbon spool does not advance when keys are struck. I have ensured that there is not a snag anywhere in the spools visible from the top. When the bottom panel is removed there is a long rod that runs horizontally across the typewriter, when this is manually moved it does connect to the spool and initiates rotation. When the keys are struck this long thin rod rotates slightly (although inconsistently) but not successively. So I reason that there is something wrong with advancement of this rod. Any ideas or schematics that would enable me to fix this problem are appreciated.

Everything else on this machine work perfectly and it is in mint condition.

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These are tricky to repair, I would suggest taking it to a repair shop (check the yellow pages) check repair directory on this site, sorry , no easy answer on this one

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