Introduction

If the bag of rocks is not moving due to an internal issue, it might be because the gears are stripped! You will learn how to replace them.

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the GravityLight on its back and place it on a sturdy surface. Unscrew the three 2cm Phillips #00 screws on the back of the GravityLight’s body.
  • Flip the GravityLight on its back and place it on a sturdy surface.

  • Unscrew the three 2cm Phillips #00 screws on the back of the GravityLight’s body.

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Some of the internal pieces may loosen or fall out during disassembly.
  • Some of the internal pieces may loosen or fall out during disassembly.

  • Firmly grasp both parts of the GravityLight body and pull them apart.

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Take the thicker of the two parts, the back piece, and place it face down on a sturdy surface.
  • Take the thicker of the two parts, the back piece, and place it face down on a sturdy surface.

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Place the back panel, the larger of the two pieces, on a sturdy surface with its back down.
  • Place the back panel, the larger of the two pieces, on a sturdy surface with its back down.

  • Unscrew the two 2cm Phillips 00 screws on the inside of the back panel.

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Watch out for the wires! Keep them attached for this entire guide, or the GravityLight will not work!
  • Watch out for the wires! Keep them attached for this entire guide, or the GravityLight will not work!

  • Gently lift off the LED housing (the white disk).

  • Set the LED housing on the table next to the body of the device.

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Lift off the white piece with four arms.
  • Lift off the white piece with four arms.

  • Lift off the black-rimmed gear.

  • Set both pieces aside in a safe place.

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Lift off the three 3.5cm diameter gears. Replace any stripped gears.
  • Lift off the three 3.5cm diameter gears.

  • Replace any stripped gears.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Michallynn Hoffman

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Where can we find the replacement gears?

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