The carriage on my recently acquired olivetti LETTERA 35l portable typewritter is locked in the center position. The lever for locking/unlocking, at least what appears to be pointed to in the instructions, moves up and down but doesn't release the carriage. Is there something else that should be tweaked at the same time, or is this just busted? Thank you for any help.
The solution is not right--there is a carriage return release lever on the far right of the typewriter, that engages a notch on the underside of the roller/carriage return--push it forward to release the lever and you are in business--it has a spoon shaped end and its on the right side
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try jiggling the carraige around a bit and then try using that lever thats on the right side of the carraige. you might even try both at once to see what frees it up. i had the same problem and it worked for me. That's the right tab, it may be in a jammed position so it wont open properly.