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My old manual Olympia typewriter always stops in the middle of the carriage when typing. If I hit the shift key it will move forward and I can continue to type. What is the mechanism that makes it s

My typewriter is in fantastic shape, except that it always stops in the middle of the carriage when typing. By hitting the shift key, some mechanism is released and I can continue typing. I just want to know how to permanently disable this stopping mechanism. Any suggestions?

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The carriage is touching the cavers it need the flat rubber washers that are between the case and the frame look at the bottom of the typewriter remove the screw slip in a new washer and replace the screw do the same on the other side

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SOURCE: Olympia Mastertype 3 Typewriter

Be sure the pitch selection is correct. If it is set to PS when using a 10,12 or 15 pitch wheel it will select incorrect letters.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Dick O Reilly

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SOURCE: Carriage remains stationary when typing. Is there a way to unlock

Mant portables have a lock to hold the carriage in place while in the case, on the rt. or left sides below the carriage.

Hope this helps
DickyO

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Unit is Olympia Electronic Report Typewriter. 1983 dated manuals

Sounds like a bad keyboard or a spill in the keyboard.

DickyO

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

Andrew Houle

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SOURCE: I have a very old Olympia portable manual

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Parts are not going to be available for that typewriter anymore. That means you have to get creative. Either go to your local hardware store or a Home Depot. and look for rubber bumpers that you might affix to the bottom of something to prevent it from scratching a surface. Yous should be able to find something like that in the hardware section.

Andrew

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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SOURCE: I can't unlock the carriage on my old Olympia typewriter

YEP, MOVE THE PAPER FEED SELECTOR TO NUMBER 1

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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