Plastic Nozzle Replacement


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Supplies

  • 7mm torque wrench
  • Anti-Seize
  • Replacement plastic
  • Tweezers

 

Replace the Plastic Nozzle

The plastic nozzle should be replaced approximately every 3-6 months or 1,000 print hours.

Before you begin the process of replacing your plastic nozzle, please note that your printer has a built-in utility which will walk you through the replacement process step by step.

  1. Select the menu icon from the dashboard.

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  2. Select the Utilities tile from the available options.



  3. Select the Maintenance tile from the available options.

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  4. Select the Replace Nozzles tile.

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  5. Select the Replace Plastic Nozzle tile.

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  6. When the printer finishes heating, press the Unload Plastic button.



  7. Use a pair of tweezers to clear any plastic from the nozzle, then press Next on the printer's touchscreen.



  8. Use the 7mm torque wrench to loosen the plastic nozzle and press Next.
    Note: The print head will take five to seven minutes to completely cool.
  9. Before discarding the old nozzle, remove its washer and screw it on to the new nozzle. Do not lose it.
  10. Apply a small amount of Anti-Seize to the end of the threads of the new nozzle and press Next.
    Note: Be sure not to get any of the Anti-Seize inside the nozzle.



  11. Select the Cool Head option on the printer's touchscreen.



  12. When the print head finishes cooling, press Next on the touchscreen.



  13. Using the torque wrench, screw the new nozzle partway into the print head, then unscrew it and screw it partway in again; this helps disperse the Anti-Seize over all of the threads. Press Next to continue with the utility.



  14. When the print head reaches temperature, tighten the nozzle until it clicks.
    Note: Be sure the torque wrench has solid contact at all points on the nozzle. Failure to do so may result in your plastic nozzle being stripped.

  15. Press the Reload Plastic button the printer's touchscreen.



  16. Clear any extruded plastic and press the Next button on the printer's touchscreen.



  17. Press Done to exit the utility.


 

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