- 2mm hex key
- 2.5mm hex key
Remove the Fiber Extruder
Note: Take care not to discard any hardware you remove during this procedure, as you may need it during the reinstallation.
- Ensure that materials are unloaded. For more information, see Unload Plastic and Unload Fiber.
- Cool the print head (Menu > Utilities > Manual Control > Temperature Control > Cool).
Note: The print head may take several minutes to completely cool.
- Power off your printer and manually move the print head away from the extruder.
- Using the 2mm hex key, slightly unscrew the top left socket head cap screw on the fiber extruder.
Note: Do not unscrew it all the way. It should require no more than one full turn to loosen.
- Remove the fiber Bowden tube from the extruder.
- Using a 2mm hex key, slightly unscrew the top right socket head cap screw on the fiber extruder.
Note: Do not unscrew it all the way. It should require not more than one full turn to loosen.
- Remove the fiber feed tube from the extruder.
- Disconnect the 3-wire power connector from the PCBA on the top of fiber extruder.
- Using the 2.5mm hex key, loosen the four screws that secure the fiber extruder to the printer chassis.
Note: The bracket on the extruder has keyhole slots that enable the extruder to slide out without the screws being removed.
- Disconnect the 4-wire power connector from the back of the fiber extruder.
- Remove the fiber extruder.
Reinstall the Fiber Extruder
- Insert the 3-wire and 4-wire power connectors into the correct ports on the new fiber extruder and ensure that they are plugged in all the way.
- Seat the new fiber extruder on the printer chassis such that the keyhole slots on the extruder bracket align with the screws.
- Tighten the four screws that connect the base of the extruder to the chassis.
- Insert and secure the fiber Bowden tube and fiber feed tube.
- Power on your printer.
- Reload materials. For more information, see Load Plastic and Load Fiber.