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IBM Wheelwriter 5 (Setting the Margin back to 5"

I can not get the margin to go all the way to the left when I hit the return key. I try to reset the left margin, but it will only go to 45" line.

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  • smokeydai Jan 18, 2008

    Thank you. Problem solved once I moved the carrier back to the left by hand, then I was able to reset the l.margin.

  • jugge5 Jun 03, 2008

    Yes the carrage stops both left and right like the margin wowld be set. I can move the carrage by hand eighter way BUT FEELS LIKE IT NOT SMOOTH.Left or right it stops then it is hard to continue by hand i am worried that i may harm it by forcing it by hand PLEASE HELP Frank J Cali Patterson, La. judgefive@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Margin was set fine - now it shifted to the left and I need to get it back where I had it.

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Sounds like you don't know how to set l. margin or you have some debris in the typewriter. Turn it off and see if the carrier will move back and forth by hand, if so turn it on 7 return to l. margin press mar rel key, backspace to where you want the margin and press l. margin key.

hope this helps

DickyO

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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