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Correction ribbon balls up after a short time.

I had not used my smith corona xd4600 for a long time. I found that the correction ribbon was not working as it did not remove the type. I replaced the correction ribbon and now the correction ribbon seems to ball up after a short time of correction use.

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Be sure that you have a dry L/O tape Gen. Ribb. # t355 or equivwlent if you are using a tacky ribbon it will give you fits.


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