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Letters aren't striking ribbon

When hitting some keys, the letters don't go up far enough to strike the ribbon and type the letter on Olivetti Linea manual typewriter. Do I need to lubricate something or is something bent?

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Get some WD40 and spray it on thw segment (the place where the type bars are swung) then everywhere the key mechinism pivots.

DickyO

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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