Replacing the Swing Plate Assembly - Long Method
Full Swing Plate Installation Instructions
If you need to replace the entire swing plate assembly (if the white gear is also worn out) you might consider sending your printer to us for repair. This is the most challenging repair we have posted on this website. However, for the advanced technicians, we are providing full instructions for replacing the entire assembly yourself. This is a huge job, figure several hours if it's your first time, and there are several cautions involved: don’t strip any of the screws, don’t break the fan connectors, good luck with the springs — they're tricky to re-install.
AGAIN, this procedure is considered advanced maintenance. We recommend this procedure only be done by advanced printer technicians. We also recommend this procedure only be done when both gears in the swing plate assembly are worn out. There is a simpler procedure that will work in most cases, when only the black gear is worn.
Here are the installation steps for the long method: