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1972 IBM Selectric II typewriter with stuck carriage

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Bruce Bills, Jun 16, 2016.

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  1. Bruce Bills

    Bruce Bills

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    Help please.
    I have an early IBM Selectric II typewriter.n(dated 1972) It worked fine until I was transporting it in my car and someone pulled out in front , making me hit the brakes. The machine flew off the front seat into the foot well. Since then , it turns on fine but will only type or advance the carriage about 4 spaces before jamming. The return works fine. I have removed it from the case but can find nothing jammed. If anyone could tell me where to look please and thanks.
     
  2. supertech007

    supertech007

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    make sure nothing is stuck or binding sounds like bent head shaft
     
  3. 73's de Edd

    73's de Edd

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    Sir Bruce Bills . . . . . . .

    Thru a time span of ~35 years I have had one initial model 91 and then two Selectrics and a final IBM Memorywriter.
    I am sustaining from any further keystrokes / info until I see if you ever show up here again.


    73's de Edd
     
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  4. Sunnysky

    Sunnysky

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    The few times I used a Selectric were to play Moonlander between classes in 1970.
    Adjusting the Thrust level for each 10 sec of flight time , and trying not to make a crater which is calculated if you crash out if fuel.
     
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