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.


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)



2.) unscrew the 6 screws



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



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



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



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.