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06-3-2018 18:17:06  #1


Remington 5 Deluxe problems

Hello everyone.

I recently bought a Remington 5 Deluxe that is in really nice shape. I have two main problems:

1) The carriage release is permanently activaded. This means that the carriage runs freely all the time, it never stops. If I press the carriage release lightly, then it remains stopped. Its seems that something is bent down there, I don't know.

2) The carriage release lever is loose. It seems that its spring doens't work or it's lost. It just stays there "floppy". If I skip a line with it, it doens't come back to its original position. I can see the spring just underneath the lever, but I don't know if it is the problem nor what should I do to fix it.

3) There's another thing that I don't know it it's a problem exactly. I have the feeling that the paper holder is permanently on. Whether I active it or not, the platen roll nevers runs freely has it should when you release the holder. Is there something wrong? Maybe it's a characteristic of this model that I don't know...

Any tips on solving these questions I would really appreciate.

 

07-3-2018 12:31:13  #2


Re: Remington 5 Deluxe problems

Update and edit.

I think I found a solution for the problem 1). I had to bend a little with a pliers the carriage release mechanism behind the machine so it would lock the carriage.

Now, about 2). I wrote it wrongly: it is the line space lever that it's a mess, not the carriage release lever. I found out that the spring below the lever is broken, so I'll have to replace it. All the pieces are loose, there's something really wrong here and I don't a clue on how to fix it. Can someone help me?

Thanks for the attention!

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07-3-2018 16:58:43  #3


Re: Remington 5 Deluxe problems

On some Remingtons, there’s a washer between the right side of the platen and the inside of the right side of the frame.  It’s hard to get into place, but it applies pressure on the mechanics of the left side of the carriage, allowing it to all work smoothly.


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08-3-2018 07:23:48  #4


Re: Remington 5 Deluxe problems

Thank you, Lucas Dul! I'll try that!

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08-3-2018 13:08:51  #5


Re: Remington 5 Deluxe problems

So, the washer is there, but the line lever still doesn't work.

Here, I made a video to show how it looks:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SCUIvS0U0C4" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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08-3-2018 13:10:34  #6


Re: Remington 5 Deluxe problems

Sorry, I shared the link wrongly.


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08-3-2018 21:30:03  #7


Re: Remington 5 Deluxe problems

Excellent video, thank you very much.  It just seems like the return leaver isn’t springing back.  Is this the only issue?  If so, make sure it’s free to move, sometimes if it’s a little sticky, it won’t wanna spring back.  Can you provide a photo of the mechanism underneath the carriage, and maybe from behind and above as well?


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10-3-2018 08:24:11  #8


Re: Remington 5 Deluxe problems

https://ibb.co/bQc6tS
https://ibb.co/cdVRtS
https://ibb.co/b5nH07
https://ibb.co/eCHH07
https://ibb.co/gF8707


Here are the photos!

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10-3-2018 08:25:40  #9


Re: Remington 5 Deluxe problems

https://image.ibb.co/dKpx07/Back_2.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/j3BzDS/Front.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/b76AL7/Inside.jpg


https://image.ibb.co/hSGMSn/Back_1.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/b6VbtS/Outside.jpg


 

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10-3-2018 13:21:26  #10


Re: Remington 5 Deluxe problems

Hi Chicoliro

​The last picture shows your problem perfectly. Look at the coiled spring under the short lever, notice how the bottom coil just stops. Now look to the right of the spring as pictured and you'll see a small pin with a groove cut round it. The bottom end of the spring would have had a hook that hooked around that pin. One may be able to form a new hook in the end of the spring with some heat and careful bending. All the best,

Sky

 

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