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21-6-2018 17:36:29  #1


How do I adjust: Olympia SM3 Carriage Return Lever hitting the lid?

My SM3 Deluxe has this issue where the carriage return lever wants to rub the paint off the left hand side of the lid when it is in use.  I would appreciate advice from someone on how to fix this.  I’ve gone through the entire SM instructions for overhaul manual and the issue is not addressed. 
Thanks in advance!
Laura

 

21-6-2018 21:30:34  #2


Re: How do I adjust: Olympia SM3 Carriage Return Lever hitting the lid?

Laura -
Unless the return lever is clearly bent, the issue is quite likely to be that the rubber grommets round the screws attaching the mechanism to the shell (casing) have perished and compressed.  Replacing these raises the carriage agin and should cure the problem.
  This topic has several threads here , and a quick search should find them for you  -would put link, but rushing out of the door to work.  Best of luck.


Sincerely,
beak.
 
 

21-6-2018 21:32:23  #3


Re: How do I adjust: Olympia SM3 Carriage Return Lever hitting the lid?

Here you go.  There are more, but this to start

http://typewriter.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=477


Sincerely,
beak.
 
 

21-6-2018 21:45:22  #4


Re: How do I adjust: Olympia SM3 Carriage Return Lever hitting the lid?

beak wrote:

Here you go.  There are more, but this to start

http://typewriter.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=477

 
Beak - Thanks for the link.  I’ve been searching for threads on this topic and haven’t found any.  I’m new to this forum and haven’t quite figured out how to navigate this site yet.  Any other links you might provide regarding this issue, I’d appreciate. 
Second, where are these washers being placed?  I can’t tell from the comments or pics on this thread. 
I don’t think that’s my issue as the typewriter in as-new condition with no worn out parts but maybe I can at least try to add some washers to lift the carriage return lever if I know where to put them.

Appreciate any advice you can give. 

Best,

Laura

     Thread Starter
 

21-6-2018 22:10:20  #5


Re: How do I adjust: Olympia SM3 Carriage Return Lever hitting the lid?

closetwriter wrote:

Second, where are these washers being placed?

Here is a blog post with pictures showing where the washers are located.

 

21-6-2018 22:22:21  #6


Re: How do I adjust: Olympia SM3 Carriage Return Lever hitting the lid?

SoucekFan wrote:

closetwriter wrote:

Second, where are these washers being placed?

Here is a blog post with pictures showing where the washers are located.

 
THIS IS AWESOME - THANK YOU!

     Thread Starter
 

26-6-2018 07:59:14  #7


Re: How do I adjust: Olympia SM3 Carriage Return Lever hitting the lid?

SoucekFan wrote:

closetwriter wrote:

Second, where are these washers being placed?

Here is a blog post with pictures showing where the washers are located.

yes, I used this blog and did the same for my SM3 and it works perfectly now.

 

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