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Ibm selectric ii why does it keep typing when turned on and no keys are hit?

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  • Dick O Reilly May 15, 2014

    Usually the trip mech. is gummy and needs lubed WD40 works well.

  • Dick O Reilly May 15, 2014

    Usually the trip mech. is gummy and needs lubed WD40 works well.

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Most likely needs cleaning

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Can I clean and lubricate it myself or do I have to pay someone

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Selectric I and II type elements are identical (88 char) where Selectric III uses a different element (96 char). The 88 character element will have white lettering and the 96 character element will have yellow. Directly underneath the lift-up tab to remove the element will be a 3-digit number. That's the last 3 digits of the element's part number, which will be preceeded by 1167 for 88 character, or 1352 or 96 character. For example, if you have a '052" stamped on the element, and it's an 88 character style, the P/N will be 1167052.

The correcting mechanism is an intricate additional function of the backspace function. To test it/adjust it/or repair it requires the machine be hand-cycled using a hand cycle wheel which is screwed into the right hand side operational shaft. It's unlikely that an un-trained party would be successful repairing this..

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Move the grey lever on the R. side of the carrier to the R. and remove correction tape, try the machine, if it seems to work OK install a new correction tape.

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SOURCE: My IBM Selectric II types the wrong letters.

Sounds like the cable might have slipped off the pulley, with the cover off, check all cables to the carriage assy. You need a tool like a spring hook to gently slide the cable back on to the pulley.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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