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Olivetti lettera 22 carriage doesn't move when typing or pressing space bar

I have an original olivetti lettera 22 typewriter that is in good condition except the carriage does not move when I type or use space bar. The carriage moves smoothly when pushed and locks into place using the release button. Any ideas ?

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SOURCE: Lettera 22 - sips and adds spaces on occassion

If it skips at the same place or skips every 10 or 12 spaces all the time it is a broken tooth on the escapement wheel or rack. It could be in typing you are lingering on the key causing it to spring back a little ans space over.

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it should slide from front to rear.Maybe it could use a drop of oil.I use Marvel mystery oil

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Try lubricating the lock lever with a drop of Marvel Mystery oil.It should slide from front to rear

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SOURCE: my typewriter carriage doesn't move

Many of these older portables have a carriage lock, usually just below the carriage on the L. or R.

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SOURCE: Can't find carriage lock on Olivetti Lettera 25

The unlocking lever is just below the right ink-roll up=loose down=locked for carriage.You slightly push the carriage bar to the right and at the same time push the lever in upward position. success!

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