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Every now and then, it types strange letters, numbers, etc. even when I make sure the switch is not on PS....it happens especially when I am typing quickly.

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When this is happening push down on the Pitch switch. If the problem goes away the switch is dirty.
Slide it up and down while pushing down on the switch this may solve the problem if not look for debris in the P/W area.


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Posted on Apr 05, 2011

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Also, check to make sure your printwheel is installed properly. Remove it and put it back in to make sure.

Another thing you can try is to clear the memory. To do this, turn off the machine. Place a piece of paper in the machine sideways. Hold down the MAR REL key and while holding it down, turn on the machine. Wait 2 seconds, then let go of the key. The typewriter will start typing. Shut the machine off after about 15 seconds. Then turn it on as usual. This will clear the typewriter's memory and unexpected charaters should not happen anymore.
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