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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, and they both do the same thing. Help! I don't know how to correct it! Appreciate any assistance you can give me.

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Try pressing Code + Return, it should delete any temporary margins.

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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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