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11-3-2018 00:30:22  #11


Re: Underwood Leader carriage not moving - HELP!

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My mainspring has a stud that the drawband hooks over.  Yours seems to have a hook on it?


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24-3-2018 10:29:35  #12


Re: Underwood Leader carriage not moving - HELP!

Back again...I seem to have encountered another problem. My suspicions are confirmed - I've definitely done something to the mainspring. Whichever way I turn the drum, there's no tension, it just clicks as I turn it and stops wherever I leave it, ie it doesn't spring back into its normal position. Am I well and truly stuffed? 

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24-3-2018 12:56:27  #13


Re: Underwood Leader carriage not moving - HELP!

komputerized wrote:

Back again...I seem to have encountered another problem. My suspicions are confirmed - I've definitely done something to the mainspring. Whichever way I turn the drum, there's no tension, it just clicks as I turn it and stops wherever I leave it, ie it doesn't spring back into its normal position. Am I well and truly stuffed? 

 

Nah, just remove the drum and pop the top off of it.  It likely came unseated.  If the spring snapped, take a photo of it and we’ll go from there.


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