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The spacebar on my type writer is stiff. It doesn"t press.

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It is probably jammed by something undernieth. You can try to take the screwdriver and carefully remove the spacebar button (just pull the button up, but please be carefull :) ) and then check is there something under that is jamming the space bar.

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