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Paper doesn't load properly in typewriter

I have an IDM Personal Wheelwriter 2 by Lexmark that I inherited from another office and of course no manual came with it. When I try to load paper into it, it feeds in sideways. The left side gets stuck on something. I have tried to to pull a piece of paper back and forth in between the platen and hope to dislodge whatever it is, but nothing comes out. Any suggestions?

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The platen shouldn't be too hard to remove; what you describe could be caused by the residue of labels which can be removed by lighter fluid or pure alcohol.
If removing it appears too difficult, try putting a broad stripe of one of the above across the width of the paper and then try again moving it side-to-side. 

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