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I can't get the left margin to stay. I set it and start typing to the far right and after a few returns, it locks right in the middle. I then use the margin release key and it will but only the first time. It will lock again, and then the release key won't work. If I don't use the release key and continue to type to the far right, it will lock again about midway. I tried going to lexmark.com and clicked on the download and support tab, but there is no product for typwriters. I can't find a model number either that begins with a lettter, just 1364816; hope this helps. I need help; sorry can't pay.

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Put a shot of WD40 on both sides of the silver shaft that the carroer slides on. If that doesn't do it put some on the carier motor bearings. The front one can be reached from inside of the T/W the rear one yuo will have to remove the case of fish the straw thru it. The motor is located on the R. rear corner.

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