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Platten not moving when keys and space bar struck. There is a cord @ back connected to a spool now broken and unconnected which appears to be the only thing not working

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Possibly the brawband for the carriage has broken but you can replace it with some nylon cord.
First wind up the spool for about four turns before connecting the cord to the underside of the carriage at right end.

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