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Printhead won't go left of center

Releasing the margin release will only move the prinhead to the center of the machine. I can't figure out anyway to move the printhead to the left side of the machine

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Check the 2 silver rails that the carriage rides on, they need to have a little bit of oil on them. I f they are dry to the touch, they need to be lubricated with a little bit of a light weight oil. This could also be caused by bad keyboard. Do all the keys seem to work? Try turning machine off and move carriage by hand to the left then turn on and see what happens.

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SOURCE: Need to release left margin, it's stuck in the

Turn the machine off move the carrier back & forth by hand and see if it will go all the way to both ends. If it doesn't look for debris in it's path. If it moves put some WD40 on the silver shaft that the carrier slides on. Put some WD40 on the bfront and rear carrier motot bearings, the front one can be reached from inside the T/W the rear one will require snaking the straw thru the case.

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Posted on Sep 29, 2011

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How do I release the right margin on the typewriter?


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Turn the machine off move the carrier back & forth by hand and see if it will go all the way to both ends. If it doesn't look for debris in it's path. If it moves put some WD40 on the silver shaft that the carrier slides on. Put some WD40 on the bfront and rear carrier motot bearings, the front one can be reached from inside the T/W the rear one will require snaking the straw thru the case.

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To change or reset margins, the keys involved are the ALT key to the left of the spacebar, the #keys 3,4, & 5.

The ALT & '3' keys are used to bypass the set margins.

To bypass the left margin, move the carrier to the left margin. Press the ALT & '3' keys at the same time. Release them then backspace the carrier to the point the new margin is wanted. Press the ALT and '4' keys at the same time to set the new left margin.

To bypass the right margin, move the carrier to the right margin. Press the ALT & '3' keys at the same time. Release them and spacebar to the point where the new right margin is wanted. Press the ALT & '5' keys to set the new right margin.
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