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I have an Olympia Progress manual typewriter. It seems to be in good working order, well oiled and good action in the keys, except the carriage won't advance when I type. I don't believe the carriage is locked because I can move it using the release button on the right side (although i can't move it with the tab lever on the right). What am I doing wrong?

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Try typing with a little pressure on the carriage (push with right hand to the left) if it work like that then the carriage pull cord may be broken

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

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try jiggling the carraige around a bit and then try using that lever thats on the right side of the carraige. you might even try both at once to see what frees it up. i had the same problem and it worked for me. That's the right tab, it may be in a jammed position so it wont open properly.

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Try pressing the margin release key then backspace and reset the left margin.

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If it returns with the express key the latching mech. on the rt. side is probably gummy. Take off the case, get some WD40 and spray the mechinism that latches the ret on the rt. side below the platen.

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SOURCE: I can't unlock the carriage on my old Olympia typewriter

YEP, MOVE THE PAPER FEED SELECTOR TO NUMBER 1

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