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I have an IBM correcting selectric II, when turned on, the motor just runs like it is hung. Won't type, margins won't move. Nothing just the motor running. What can I do?

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Most likely the motor belt is broken. You need a tech not a repair fo the novice.

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Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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