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The video shows the models C, Selectric I, and Selectric II. If your typewriter doesn't compare to any of these in the video it is most likely a Selectric III. This will also help: The Selectric III featured a 96-character element vs. the previous
88-character element. IBM's series of "Electronic Typewriters" used this
same 96-character element. The 96-character elements can be identified
by yellow printing on the top plastic surface and the legend "96," which
always appears along with the font name and pitch. The 96- and
88-character elements are mechanically incompatible with each other
(they won't fit on each other's machines) and 96-character elements were
not available in as many fonts as the older 88-character types.
Left Rear chrome lever with ABCDE or - marks should be towards the typist and the red ball next to the typing ballo should be moved to a higher number. Messy printing is caused by paper not being held tight against platen(black roller)
Selectric I and II type elements are identical (88 char) where Selectric III uses a different element (96 char). The 88 character element will have white lettering and the 96 character element will have yellow. Directly underneath the lift-up tab to remove the element will be a 3-digit number. That's the last 3 digits of the element's part number, which will be preceeded by 1167 for 88 character, or 1352 or 96 character. For example, if you have a '052" stamped on the element, and it's an 88 character style, the P/N will be 1167052.
The correcting mechanism is an intricate additional function of the backspace function. To test it/adjust it/or repair it requires the machine be hand-cycled using a hand cycle wheel which is screwed into the right hand side operational shaft. It's unlikely that an un-trained party would be successful repairing this..