How to Take Out the Elevation Roller of Omega D5500?

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  1. RedSun

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    There is a roller in the Omega D5500 or ProLab II, which enables the finer up and down movement. The rubber on the roller fails pretty early. I've seen the instruction on how to replace the roller, but I'm here stuck in removing the pin(s). With the pin of the axel, it prevents me from removing the roller assembly out and replace the rubber.

    How do I remove the pin? Evey by following the instruction below, the pin would be still stuck in the middle.

    Thx.
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    Hey RedSun or Ic-racer,

    Where can one buy the replacement rubber roller itself? Mine also failed early. I see this guy in Canada has a non OEM replacement, but it's almost $200.

    Thanks, Andre
     
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    ic-racer you really seem to have the touch. American ingenuity. Thanks.

    Only one of my rollers rotted so I still have micro height adjustment - funny thing is i never use it though. I just raise and lower head by push/pull. But it always bothered me fishing for the rubber pices in bottom column.

    I have had my D5500 for coming on 16 years. I placed a 6" flash opal glass on bottom of condenser assembly and turned it into a diffused source, replacing 75W bulb with 250W and at times 150W. Removed plastic fins and replaced with small computer fans to blow are past condenser head. Together with Ilford filters, makes better B&W prints than my Saunders 45 II dichroic
     
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    Seems like a good modification.