Have started on the Remington Portable 2 - first step of taking it apart. Well, at least as far apart as is necessary to replace the feed rollers, touch-up the housing shells, replace felt, deep clean etc. Putting a rubber tube on the platen would also be good.
Taking off the shells was fairly straightforward (taking pictures every step of the way, bagging every screw and part).
How to get at the feed rollers has me stumped for now though. Removing the paper table should ideally be possible without taking the carriage off the rails. As far as I can see the paper table assembly is screwed to the carriage base with a screw that is underneath the paper table itself.
It was the putting together again that I was initially worried about, but just taking it apart is puzzling already :-)
Any hints or suggestions most welcome. It's an intriguing puzzle...
Never forget the simple, easily forgettable rule when it comes to mechanical devices, or just about anything else in life: The simplest solution is often the correct and best solution.ReplyDelete
Good point! It was assembled in a factory at a cost, so will have been designed to be simple to put together.Delete
Maybe do have to take off the carriage rail... (And any screw that can be removed can be put back again - so many screws to choose from... :-)
Will the carriage slide one way or another far enough to reveal the screw-head from below?ReplyDelete
As far as I can see, there's a screwhead underneath the papertable/guide. And that can't be it...
Robert, I don't know if much changed but I have posted a photo here of the back of mine. I'm not about to disassemble it (you are a brave man) but I THINK the pinch rollers are independent of the paper tray. I hope the picture helps a little.ReplyDelete
May try that on the rear feed rollers assy beam, think this connects it to the indexing ratchet.
The front feed-rollers are held in sprung bracket that hinges on the same rod that the paper-tray hinges on. That rod is hinged on a bracket that seems to be screwed to the carriage base (with an impossible screw).
Will probably try loosening those 2 (and other) screws to see where it gives play.
Again many thanks :)