Cuttlebug V2 Repair

Recently my wife’s brand new Cuttlebug V2 embosser lost an internal gear and quit working. After searching the internet, she discovered it is a known problem. The manufacture was awesome, they sent her a new one for free and let her keep the old one. We decided to repair it and keep it as a backup in case the newer one breaks after the warranty is expired.

As with most cases found searching the internet, a gear, washer and screw falls out the bottom. On ours the washer was missing. I went to the hardware store and got a basic #6 flat washer.

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This repair is for the newer model Cuttlebug only. If you have the older version, this link might be of help. Also, this is posted as a reference to this repair only. I do not know any thing else about the CuttleBug or repairs, it is my wifes CuttleBug.

1.) take a small screwdriver and carefully pry off the lighter colored end panel, starting at the bottom. (Hint: unfold the handle and turn it to the side, it will steady the machine as you work)

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2.) unscrew the 6 screws

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3.) Gently lift the oblong/egg shaped side slightly and gently push to one side to expose the gears.

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4.) Slip on the gear and washer that fell out and replace the screw. You’ll need an Allen wrench.

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5.) Here’s the gear replaced with screw tightened.

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6.)  put back together in reverse of the above, 6 screws and careful snapping the side panel back on, start with the top (small end) and work your way down.