Introduction

This guide will demonstrate how to replace the fuse on your typewriter, step-by-step.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Flip the typewriter to expose the bottom body panel.
    • Flip the typewriter to expose the bottom body panel.

      • Be careful to not damage the top surface of the typewriter when you rest it upside-down.

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  2. Using a #2 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 19mm Phillips head #8 screws located in the recessed holes on the edge of the black underside panel.
    • Using a #2 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 19mm Phillips head #8 screws located in the recessed holes on the edge of the black underside panel.

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    • Flip the typewriter back to its original orientation, then rotate it so that the rear is facing towards you.

    • Remove the three 19mm #8 Philips head screws near the bottom of the tan body panel using a #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

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    • Open the typewriter lid and push the carriage away to expose the two #8 Phillips head screws holding the case to the chassis.

    • Remove the 19mm #8 Phillips head screws using a #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

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    • Flip the plastic lever on the right side of the roller wheel to disengage the paper lock.

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    • Remove the roller wheel adjustment knobs by pulling firmly outward.

      • Both black knobs must be removed in this step.

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    • Unlock the roller wheel by simultaneously pressing down on the two spring levers on the left and right of the roller ends.

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    • While both spring levers are depressed, lift up with both hands to remove the roller wheel.

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    • Flip the top down. Then, with both hands, lift straight up on the tan case to remove it from the chassis.

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    • The capacitors can be a shock hazard, avoid touching them.

    • The fuse can be found very close to two large, blue capacitors near the rear of the typewriter.

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    • The fuse body is made from glass; be careful not to use too much force or it could break.

    • Firmly grasp the fuse between your fingers and pull upwards to remove it from its mount.

    • If the fuse is difficult to grasp with your hands, a spudger may be used instead.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, use the new fuse and follow these instructions in reverse order.

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