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I have a plastic on my print wheel do i remove it

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Your description of plastic is not clear. If you mean the plastic case it comes in, then remove the printwheel from the case. Other than that the printwheel should be just the plastic fingers on a hub. You can see a sample on the website. Hope this helps.

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On the bottom of the printer , after I have removed the printer tray there is, from 3/4 of the way to the back of the printer, to the back of the printer, a base sheet of gray plastic.
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In the apex of the "V" is a white plastic coomponent with 2 hooks towards the front and a flap towards the back.
It is fixed between the two grey wheels and appears to just clip onto the outsides of the black plastic fins that are on each side of the white plastic gear-wheel that is in the centre of the apex on the printer base.

You may find it easier to see how to replace it from the back of the printer. There is a shield there that is removable in case of paper jams.

The white plastic appears to have some sort of "spring" occuring. But I cant see if that is built into the white plastic component or something external.

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