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Looking for a drive gear for a Lexmark LX83

I found the problem that is causing the LX83 to jam and took the printer apart but cannot find the gear that cracked on it. I would like to repair this myself. Can you tell me where I can buy this gear. It's attached to the main drive roller that is on the inside of the printer. It's the only roller that runs almost the full width of the printer. Also I could not figure out how the roller was actually driving the roller as it didn't have a pin or a groove of any kind to slip the gear onto. I use to be a copy machine repairman so am familiar with this normal way of driving rollers.

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All I can say is good luck! Parts for ink jet printers are nearly impossible to get. They're so cheap that it's not worth it to repair them.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • Wraith1952 Dec 10, 2010

    I saw an LX83 on the second-hand shelf today. $12 for the whole printer, but no guarantee it still works. May even have the same problem.

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