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As you type on my Imperial 66 typewriter the platen does not move along. Any ideas on how to fix this? Also any suggestions on how best to take apart and clean it would be very welcome!
COULD BE A BROKEN DRAWBAND DO YOU SEE ANYTHING HANGING LOOSE? DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE THE CARRIAGE YOU MAY NEVER GET BACK ON
Posted on Aug 25, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Need to clean the platen
IF you can't get the platen roller out, then what you can do is get a cleaner called " GOO GONE". Take a rag or paper towel, and pour some of the goo gone on the rag where the labels are located. IMPORTANT PART: You want enough Goo Gone on the rag so you can saturate the label. I have even CAREFULLY poured some Goo Gone right from the container onto the label.
Just don't go crazy with the Goo Gone.... You do not want to pour sooooo much onto the platen roller where it drips down it the frame of the machine and possibly onto the main board.
REMEMBER.... Just enough to saturate the label.
After the label is saturated.... WAIT AT LEAST 3 minutes. I usually wait closer to 5 minutes, and then you will notice that the label can be easily pulled away from the platen.
After all of the labels are removed, go over the entire platen with the Rag with Goo gone, and then go over it again with a clean dry rag.
I hope this works for you as well as it has worked for my customers.
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
I believe that oly's platen knobs are threaded into the platen. Grip the platen and unscrew the knob. This can require a bit of force if it has been together for a long time.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
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