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IBM Selectric II-return goes past the margin stop

When I press the return button, the typing/ribbon mechanism goes past the left margin stop and gets stuck. It releases when the "tab" button is pushed. If the "exp" button is pushed, the carriage stops like it's supposed to.

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    James Cagle Sep 14, 2013

    I have 55 years in the typewriter repair business and would never use WD-40 on a typewriter it is not a lube it is a water displacement and will gum things up in short order. Use a penetrating oil instead.

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The margin release mech. is probably gummy and allowing returns to go past the margin. If thi is a dual pitch machine see if the pitch selector lever will move easily. If not use some WD40 on the margin rack.

DickyO

Posted on May 28, 2009

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