Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Extruder maintenance for the Replicator 2 series, part of Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers.
…In this video, we'll take a look at the extruder assembly on the two series.…Will diagnose a couple of common problems and learn…to take apart the assembly for cleaning and trouble shooting.…So let's run through a scenario.…I'm having a problem with my extruder.…The filming ran out mid-print, and I'm having trouble loading filament in.…It makes this terrible clunking noise.…All right, so to stop that noise, I'm going…to stop the loading procedure and unload that filament.…
Something is preventing the plastic from getting through the nozzle.…So let's take it apart and see what's going on.…Start by turning off the printer.…We don't want to attempt this while the fan is spinning.…Even if you're careful, it's just too easy to break the fan blades.…All right, so I'm going to take a hex key.…And I'm going to undo these front two bolts.…And then I'm going to pull the fan, the spacers, and this heatsink out of here.…Put the spare parts in a nice, safe spot.…
You can just let the fan hang in front.…We want to take a look at the area between the heater block and the stepper motor.…
Want more? Check out Up and Running with 3D Printing for information on creating your own 3D designs to print and other 3D printing technology on the market.
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Introducing 3D Printing with MakerBot
2. Getting Set Up with the Replicator 2 and 2X
3. Getting Set Up with the Replicator 5th Generation
4. Preparing a 3D Model
5. Slicing in Depth
6. Troubleshooting Problems
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