Introduction: Sugru Printer Door Fix

The small plastic piece that holds this printer door closed snapped off some time ago. Tape has been securing it for a while now, but Sugru might be able to do it better.

What you'll need:


A narrow tool for shaping (I used a tool for shaping clay, but even a butter knife would work)

Step 1: Place the Sugru

I put some Sugru right on top of the base of the broken-off piece, extending upward. I ended up using more than I expected to reach the next piece.

Step 2: Mark Bend

Here, you can see where the Sugru came through the hole in the piece that secures the door. Mark where it needs to bend or bump.

Step 3: Shape

I bent my Sugru piece where I marked it in the previous step. I imagine adding a small bump would also work, as long as it still fits through the opening in the printer wall.

Allow the piece to cure for 24 hours.


seamster (author)2014-10-31

Very clever sugru fix! Does the door stay shut now?

210teenlibrary (author)seamster2014-12-17

It does! And thank you!

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