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I have a IBM Correcting Selectric II and I'm having trouble clearing out the margins. Can you help?

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In case you need you it, for future reference, you can download the Operation Instructions for your IBM SELECTRIC II Typewriter from here::
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Space to the right side of the machine, hold down the tab clear key and hit return.

If the carriage stops partway back, one of the tab stops has rotated too far on the tab bar.

remove the platen and paper pan, go to the stuck stop, rotate it to the rear of the machine to line up with the other tabs

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