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I have a Smith Corona Galaxie Twelve typewriter. The roll where the paper lays will not type through, it keeps sliding back to the far right end of the page. any ideas?

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Sounds like the escapement is stuck or broken. Can you move the carriage release levers? Do they have some spring tension on them? Open the bottom of the unit and look down at the bottm of machine and while moving the carriage, look for movement in the middle bottom section. Particularly if you depress the spacebar, watch for the escapement to rock back and forth. Maybe gummy. Try a little lube spray.

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