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Carriage won't move when I type. I have a Royal KMM and when I use the the A, W, E, Z, and X key the carriage doesn't advance. All of the other keys work just fine including the space bar.

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It is hard to tell what is causing this but a few things to could be a loose universal bar, the trip adjustment, or something foreign in the typewriter stopping the movement of those keys

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SOURCE: IBM Wheelwriter 5--Carriage advance problem

Try code (lang) key either the X or L depending on when it was made

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SOURCE: IBm Wheelwriter 5--6 keys won't advance after typing

Press and hold the code key while pressing the lang key Either "X" of "L" key.

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SOURCE: Carriage won't advance with space or letters.

You will have to take this in for service. Bad escapement

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If there is tension on the carriage when you push it to the right, the spring is not broke or the cord..then the problem would be in the escapement area..you would need a repairman to do this. if the carriage is loose, no tension then the spring is either broke or the cord is off or broke.
Either way not something easy....

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i have the same problem!!! if you find a solution, please email me at garzipan@gmail.com! i really want to know whats wrong, email me if you know!

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