Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Flip the plastic lever on the right side of the roller wheel to disengage the paper lock.
  • 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. Both black knobs must be removed in this step.
  • 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. Unlock the roller wheel by simultaneously pressing down on the two spring levers on the left and right of the roller ends.
  • 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. While both spring levers are depressed, lift up with both hands to remove the roller wheel.
  • 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. Flip the top down. Then, with both hands, lift straight up on the tan case to remove it from the chassis. Flip the top down. Then, with both hands, lift straight up on the tan case to remove it from the chassis.
  • 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 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.
  • 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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