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How to Replace the Pickup Roller in a Brother Fax 4750E

Updated July 20, 2017

The Brother Fax 4750E is a device with several features and options. Like most fax machines, it also has a pickup roller that makes it easier to receive paper faxes. Without the roller, the Brother Fax 4750E would still function, but it would be less efficient, forcing the user to reach into the machine and pull out the paper themselves. Thankfully, replacing the roller is quick process that requires no knowledge of the device's assembly.

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  1. Turn off the Brother Fax 4750e. Unplug the machine to be safe. Place the device upside down on a hard surface.

  2. Remove the six gears holding the pickup roller in place. If you have access to a manual, they are gears 54, 45 and 20. If not, they can be identified as the gears closest to the pickup roller. Do not lose them.

  3. Pull the paper pickup roller by the shaft to remove it. Place the new paper pickup roller into the device.

  4. Reattach the six gears holding the pickup roller into place. They should snap into place above the roller. Turn the device right side up and plug it back in.

  5. Tip

    Replacement pickup rollers can be ordered from the Brother website.


    Allow time for the device to cool down before replacing the pickup roller as it gets very hot.

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Things You'll Need

  • Replacement pickup roller

About the Author

Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.

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