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Wheelwriter 10 Series II

Our IBM Wheelwriter 10 Series II types along fine for two or three lines, then after a carriage return (either manual or automatic) it will move both margins a little to the right, and after typing for a couple of more lines it will move both margins a little further to the right. I've tried clearing all the features and re-setting the margins, but the problem persists.

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Try a little light oil on the printer shaft. WD40 works well.

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Posted on May 16, 2008

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