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Return-enter key The enter key should return to the left side and it is not doing this. Is there a solution or manuel?

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Where is teh margin set for the left margin, Margin release and reset. Also sometimes on Brothers the keyswitch get dirty, some can be cleaned other can't.

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After typing first line, hit the return key. The carriage would not return to the far left margin...it only moved 12 or so spaces to the left.


The carrier slides on a silver shaft that is about 1/2" thick spray some WD40 on the shaft, if that doesn't do it you have to get some on the carrier motor bearings located under the case in the R. rear corner.

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If it dosen't make a growling sound th L. margin is probably set there. Go to that point touch but don't hold thr MAR REL key, backspace to desired location, press L. mar. key. If it growls put a little WD40 on the silver shaft that the carrier slide on.

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Can't get the left margin to change, it is stuck way over on the right side and when I hit return it goes to about the center of the typewriter


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On carriage return the machine locates LH margin. In your case the LH margin is set in centre.
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Space forward to were you want the new margin.
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Turn machine ON and return to what is set as the left margin. then press the MAR REL key (upper left side) one time and then press the BACKSPACE the number of times to get where you want to set the left margin.
Once you are at the desired position for the LEFT MAR then press LEFT MAR ONE time and it should be set OK.
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