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Correction Tape We initially were having a problem with the typewriter getting stuck and not returning so I took it apart and cleaned it out and found a paper clip stuck in it. I put it back together and now there is no problem with it returning, however the correction tape won't correct now. Every time you go to use it, it actually darkens the letters instead of removing them. And then sometimes there is a problem with the keys themselves, they are typing the wrong letters. I think I fixed that problem but the correction problem has baffled me, so any help would be greatful. Thanks in advance.

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Check the way the correct tape is installed. I have seen people twist them around the guide backwards and the correction material is facing away from the paper. Also can you see the correction tape lifting up?

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