35mm plastic gearwheel broken bearing

A white plastic gearwheel is loose inside the printer, its 3mm black plastic bearing has broken off its chassis part. Please advise how to find a replacement chassis part.

The gearwheel is marked 1 AES >POM+PE<

The wheel is in the so-called rear cover assembly, place where plastic spigot bearing broke is clear to see even after I shaved it smooth. Plastic is about 4mm thick, not sure whether to try & tap it for 6BA thread or put a bolt through and nut behind, concerned it may impede paper moving on the other side. Surely fixable though.

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@mach it is a very descriptive question, but unless we see what you are referring to, it will be difficult to identify. Post plenty of images with your question so we can see what you see. Use this guide Adding images to an existing question for that

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Thanks ot, this is one I didn't expect a fix for, just a seeking a source of Epson spares. I was given this dead printer and have not yet been inside to examine the broken bearing piece, just checked the printer will set up OK first. But if a spare is too hard to find or fit, I expect to smooth off the broken end, drill a 2mm hole and bolt on a 6mm long 3mm diam brass stud to replace the plastic one. If the base part is thick I could tap the hole, but if thin will need to get behind it to put a nut on the back.

Will post photos asap.

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Searched online for a spare duplexer / rear cover for this printer, relieved to say I did not find one. Found that a 6BA bolt will go through the broken bearing spur, so drilled the duplexer frame 2.5mm and put the spur in a horizontal bench drill as a lathe, put a 2mm drill bit through using this also to take it out to 2.3mm, just holding the drill bit in my fingers. Remove bottom gear with one screw, fit spur with bolt from back onto frame, take some spare grease from the printer mech somewhere for the spur, fit middle gear and nut on with some metal glue (prob not needed). Bottom gear back on, works a treat.

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