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Foil stuck inside printer

A small piece of foil fell into my printer. When i tried to get it out it went further in. I cannot use the printer because of paper jams due to the foil being stuck inside. Should I take apart the printer myself and try to get it out. What do you suggest? The foil is stuck in between the "gears" that pull the paper through the printer. Thank you.

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

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