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Shift lock stuck on my Royal Quiet Deluxe - Office Equipment & Supplies

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    Linndsey Nov 16, 2013

    I'm having the same problem with my shift lock and I cannot find a place to lube or fix a spring. I see where it engages and disengages when I press the button, but I cannot fix the problem, still. Did you fix yours, yet?



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Probably the lock spring is broken or just sticky. Flip it on it's back and look closely at the shift lock latch. You should be able to easily see the problem. Fix the spring or lube the latch.

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Posted on Dec 30, 2009

  • Linndsey
    Linndsey Nov 16, 2013

    I'm having the same problem with my shift lock and I cannot find a place to lube or fix a spring. I see where it engages and disengages when I press the button, but I cannot fix the problem, still. Any clues?



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