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Olympia Startype 3 Typewriter

This typewriter is about 3 years old. It is not holding the left margin anymore. It is ok for about 2 lines, then it moves 1 - 2 spaces, then it may go back to the first margin. Is there a setting that needs to be re-adjusted. Thank you.

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Does it make a grunting noise? If so, it needs a couple drops of oil on the main support shaft. Also check the indent setting. You need to use the code key to activate or deactivate the indent.

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