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IBM Selectric II

We have an old IBM Selectric II typewriter in the church library. When I hit the return button, instead of moving to the left and moving the paper up, it moves to the right. I tried to set the righthand margin, but it did not correct the problem.

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The return clutch torque limiter is off or broken. If you take the right dust cover off it is on the turning hub around the middle of the typewriter. a small spring about 1.25 inches long with a hook on the end. I have been fixing these for 35 years. good luck. Lawrence

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