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The hammer on the typewritter that is suppose to hit the letter onto the paper will not move. Everything else seems to be working except for the hammer thing. I've tried turning it off and back on and tried to reset it but nothing seems to work. Please help. Thank you...

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There is a clutch drive that releases the hammer to strike. Probably needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, probably not worth repairing.

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