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Hums, but no light and can't type

I recently started working in an office that rarely uses the typewriter. However, it is required for a few tasks.I can't make it work. When I turn it on, the machine hums. But that's it. No lights on the keyboard area, and no ability to type. Please help!

(The machine actually says, "IBM wheelwriter 15 series II . . .I assume that is the same as the Lexmark, but I'm not certain.)

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Turn the T/W off and see if the carrier will move freely back and forth. if it won't try some WW40 on the silver shaft it slides on.


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