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IBM Selectric II typewriter stuck in correcting position

My IBM Selectric II typewriter seems stuck in the correcting position. Correction key, backspace, tab and return all work. Space key does not. Regular keys raise the correction tape and type clear, then type dark but stay stationary as though correcting. Thanks for any suggestions.

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If you know how to remove the right dust cover (black inside the T/W below the carrier) next to the R. side frame is the correction set up mech. spray some WD40 on the arms especially where they pivot, they should free up.

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Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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