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Carriage skipping Whenever I type, the carriage jumps a space at random, leaving me a gap in the word, what is causing that and how can I fix it?

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  • inglejam Mar 31, 2009

    Brand new Olivetti MS 25 - the carriage races along when a key or spacebar is pressed - happens in every line, so the typewriter is unusable.

    I have experience with fiddling about with typewriters - kept my poratbel Brother going for twenty years - so will go into the innards if someone know what to suggest!



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I seem to have figured what was wrong - one of the feet was missing, and the typewriter unbalanced. Having put something under the corner it stopped doing the jumping and skipping thing.

I didn't think it could be a worn mechanism since the typewriter is brand new ...

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The gear where the carriage runs along probably has a play.the shaft where the gear spins on is worn out.try to replace that mechanism.

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