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IBM Selectric II correcting

Can I clean and lubricate this machine myself, or do I need to pay someone to do it?

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You can use Marvel mystery oil with an small droplet oiler. Do not use spray oil or 3 in 1 oil. These will make the problem worse. But, it really should be cleaned and serviced by a qualified tech. I am in Clearwater Florida if you need me.

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