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I have a Smith Corona Coronet XL electric typewriter. When turned, on the carriage immediately goes all the way to the right and makes loud clicking noises like it is trying to advance. It does not stop until turned off and continues when turned on again. How do I fix this?

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Check the switch close to the rail on the right side. It tells it has gone to far. And to return. Maybe broken or not functioning.

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

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    Carl Wiehe Dec 09, 2014

    Check the switch close to the rail on the right side. It tells it has gone to far. And to return. Maybe broken or not functioning. The rail is what the carrier head rides on or it could be a belt or cable..lower right down towards the bottom.

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I have been unable to find a site where you can download a Smith Corona typewriter manual. However, you can try going to Will Repair Service. They carry manuals of every Smith Corona typewriter ever made, and you should be able to find a manual for your particular typewriter there. I find them to be a very helpful and trustworthy typewriter shop.

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Best of luck to you! :-)

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