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My IBM Selectric clutch is vibrating and I can't type

My Selectrice has always worked great. I have not used it in about six years. Now when I turn it on it vibrates wildley. There is a belt that goes around the motor. Next to it, looks like a clutch with springs. After a second or 2 when the motor gets to speed the cluch start chattering. From what I remember it almost seems like if a key is stuck in the down position. I do not see any keys that are stuck and also the ball for the letters does not move in this process.
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The clutch is dry there is a hole for greasing it but you need a special grease gun you can try to get some oil into it.

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Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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