This is the second typewriter I recently acquired that had misaligned caps keys/levers. This is not related to the adjustment screws that align lower and upper case. This is a situation in which one caps key fully raises the carriage while the other caps key fails to do so.
Before I could address the issue, I had to remove the body in order to access the right caps lever.
After I removed the body, I found the sound padding foam disintegrated.
I’ve had some practice with this issue. I use yoga mats as material for new padding. I noticed that the bottom of the machine never had solid padding.
The cover, on the other hand, is too close to the ribbon spools. I realized that I could not add padding there.
It was time to get started. I use a simple spray glue and cut the padding to match the body.
Now the machine makes a quiet thud rather than a tinny sound when it types. Much better for a typewriter one might use in public or during travel.
Time to do some typing.