07-29-2017 07:14 PM
thought I would post these photos to help someone who will attempt to replace the torn or broken "O" ring on the paper cutter , The size of the "O"ring is listed below
inside diameter = 9/16 inch
outside diameter = 3/4 inch
thickness = 3/32 inch
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07-31-2017 06:26 AM
This is a great post about an easy repair. Did one a couple years ago on a 5500 model that cost me all of $.89! Compared to the almost $90 price tag of a refurbished one on Ebay, it's quite a bargain if you can do it yourself. Just take care when disassembling because that spring wants to fly when taking the piece apart.
Tell tale sign is a rattling sound when the cutter is moving across the paper. Means the O-ring is torn.
07-31-2017 07:57 AM - edited 07-31-2017 08:06 AM
I forgot to add some footnotes
1 be very cautious of the sharp edge of the papercutter blade !!
2 Use eye goggles to protect eyes from spring that will fly out !!
place paper cutter inside a towel to catch spring as you remove the 4 screws
the #8 torix screwdriver will both fit the single screw that mounts the cutter to the carrage as
well as the 4 screws that hold the cutter together
And last TAKE PHOTOS of the cutter BEFORE you disassemble the cutter so you can referr back to them .
another suggestion is to place a sheet of paper under the carrage before you remove the screw/washer that holds the
cutter to the carrage. This will catch the small screw / washer and prevent them from falling down in the cracks . Gently slide the paper to your left as you face the machine and the screw / washer will stay on the paper .
when installing the mounting screw back place the paper back under the carrage in case you drop the screw / washer
use tweezers to handle the screw / washer