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The video shows the models C, Selectric I, and Selectric II. If your typewriter doesn't compare to any of these in the video it is most likely a Selectric III. This will also help: The Selectric III featured a 96-character element vs. the previous
88-character element. IBM's series of "Electronic Typewriters" used this
same 96-character element. The 96-character elements can be identified
by yellow printing on the top plastic surface and the legend "96," which
always appears along with the font name and pitch. The 96- and
88-character elements are mechanically incompatible with each other
(they won't fit on each other's machines) and 96-character elements were
not available in as many fonts as the older 88-character types.
On the L. side of the keyboard are some slide switches set the line space at one position and the pitch at 12, now space to the rt. margin press the mar rel key once space to where you want the rt. margin and press the rt. mar key.
If you have another printwheel try that, if you still have the trouble try blowing out the area where it is in stalled. If that fails turn the machine off then back on, after it completes the POR mark the printwheel with some white out, repeat the POR see if the mark is in the same place, if it isin't you probably have a selection plate problem.
It sound like either the operator is turning the roller (platen) to see where you should correct..or the linespace mechanism is turning the roller from the line of type.Perhaps the detent (by the line space selector lever is set to 0 instead of 1, 1 1/2 or 2
The line of type is important that is stays and not drifts. Tighten the platen knob if the screw in..right to tighten left to loosen. Hope this helps