Plastic Extruder Replacement


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Removing the Plastic Extruder

To remove the Plastic Extruder:

  1. Unload any Plastic filament from your printer.
  2. Unload any Fiber filament from your prnter.
  3. Allow your print head to cool down.
    Note: The print head will take about five to seven minutes to completely cool.
  4. Turn off your printer.
  5. Use a 2mm Allen wrench to remove the set screw from the Fiber Feed Tube on the Fiber Extruder.



  6. Slide the Fiber Feed Tube out of the Plastic Extruder towards the back of the printer.
  7. Unscrew the thumb screw that connects the Plastic Bowden Tube to the Plastic Extruder.



  8. Remove the Plastic Bowden Tube from the Plastic Extruder and let it hang freely.
  9. Use a 2.5mm Allen wrench to remove the bolts that attach the Plastic Extruder bracket to the pritner casing.



  10. Unclip the white wire clip that connects wires between the Plastic Extruder and the printer.
  11. Remove the Plastic Extruder from the printer.

Before starting a print, you should be sure to reinstall or replace your visor. For more information, see Replacing the Plastic Extruder.

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Replacing the Plastic Extruder

To replace the Plastic Extruder on your printer:

  1. Place the new Plastic Extruder in the printer where the old one was.
  2. Re-attach the wires between the extruder and the printer by clipping the white wire clip.
  3. Place the bolts and lock washers from the old extruder in the holes on the bracket and use a 2.5mm Allen Wrench to tighten them.



  4. Slide the Fiber Feed Tube through the channel at the bottom of the New Plastic extruder, away from the back of the printer.
  5. Slide the metal insert from the Fiber Feed Tube into the V-shaped groove on the right side of the Fiber Extruder and use a 2mm Allen wrench to tighten the set screw.



  6. Reinstall the Plastic Bowden tube to the Plastic Extruder and tighten the thumb screw.
  7. Turn on the printer.
  8. Reload materials as needed.

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