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When i hit return, why doesnt the carriage go all the way back

Carriage doesnt return all of the way

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Try spraying a little WD40 on the silver shaft that the carrier slides on if that doesn't do it you will have to spray the bearings on the carrier motor located in the R. rear corner inside the case.


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I set my margin all the way to 0. However, after I type and hit a return, the carriage doesn't come back to the left margin. It is almost like it returns to an indented margin. We have 2 typewriters,...

Your problem is one or more of a few different situations. First, you can clean the shaft that goes through the carriage. Look closely at where the shaft goes through the carriage and there is probably some built up debris (fuzz, hair, dust). remove it with a pointy object. Once this is clean, you can flush it out with some contact cleaner and then put some thin oil on the shaft and move the carriage back and forth. Another part of the problem is the motor that makes the carriage go back and forth. This is called the transport motor. You would have to remove the case to get to it as it probably needs flushing and oiling as well. I do not recommend for a novice to attempt to remove the case as you can break the clips that hold it together.

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It is possible that your carriage ahs a bind in it. When you turn on the machine does it go all the way to the left and then jump back to the margin? If you tab all the way to the right, does the carriage make a screeching sound when you hit the return? If this happens, your transport motor may need to be serviced as well as the carriage rails and bearings in the carrier.

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Carriage return stuck on left side when powering on

The first thing to try is to lubricate the silver rail that the carriage rides on. A few drops of a light oil ( sewing machine oil ) may take care of the problem. Turn machine off, apply oil and move carriage by hand back and forth. Turn back on and see if this took care of it.

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My carriage return is stuck between 70 and 80 and I don't know how to get it back to 0 to 10. I hit return and the carriage goes back to between 70 - 80.Can you help me?

Return to the L. margin, touch and release the mar rel key, backspace to where you want the margin, press L. mar. key.


May 20, 2010 | Nakajima AE-710 Typewriter

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AE-710 Typewriter: My carriage return is stuck between 70 and 80 and ...

Return to the L margin, press don't hold the mar rel key, backspace to the desired location, press left mar. key. The R. margin works the same.


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Reading a book refering to putting in a code and saying that if it leaves a carriage return after it, it can also be altered----what is a carriage return?

A carriage return is when you hit Enter at the end of a line of text. It is an old reference to the carriage return on old typewriters.

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How do I get the left hand margine to release on my Royal typewri

Generally yoy can set the left margin all the way to the left by holding down the left margin key and pushing the carriage return button

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Try putting a little light oil on the silver shaft that the printer slides on, WD40 works well.


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Return sticks

Try putting a few drops of light oil on the shaft that the carrier rides on and the pulleys that the cables are on (WD40 works well) also look for debris under the carrier.

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