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1a. Parts check

1a. Parts check
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1a. Parts check
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Easy
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8
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Introduction
Introduction
Some parts on your printer can be used for upgrading, it is essential to check their condition before you start upgrading. This chapter will guide you through the visual inspection of all these parts. If you find a part in poor condition, you have plenty of time to order a new one and continue using the printer in the meantime.
Do not disassemble or disconnect anything until prompted.
The following instructions use the MK3S+ printer as an example. Some parts may be slightly different from previous models.
Any parts that are found to be in poor condition during the inspection can be replaced with new parts. Everything is available in our eshop.
Please note that you have to be logged in to access all parts.
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Before start handle the printer, make sure that:
Filament is unloaded from the extruder.
Spool holder is removed from the printer.
Flexible steel sheet is removed from the heatbed.
Printer is turned OFF end the power cable is unplugged from the PSU (power supply unit).
Heatbed inspection
Heatbed inspection
Heatbed inspection
Carefully inspect the surface of the heatbed. If you find any major scratches (up to the copper layer) consider replacing it with a new piece.
X-axis smooth rods inspection
X-axis smooth rods inspection
X-axis smooth rods inspection
Wipe the dirt from the entire length of the smooth rods with a paper towel.
Carefully inspect the surface of the smooth rods up close.
The surface must be clean, smooth, and without corrosion.
If you find a rough scratch, corrosion, or rough surface, it is highly recommended replacing with a new piece. Buy a new Smooth rod X-axis (8x370 mm) in our eshop
Likewise, if the smooth rods are scratched or the bearing travel on the rods is not smooth (they really stutter), we recommend ordering new LM8UU bearings as well. Buy new LM8UU bearings in our eshop.
Y-axis smooth rods inspection
Y-axis smooth rods inspection
Y-axis smooth rods inspection
Wipe the dirt from the entire length of the smooth rods with a paper towel.
Carefully inspect the surface of the smooth rods up close.
The surface must be clean, smooth, and without corrosion.
If you find a rough scratch, corrosion, or rough surface, it is highly recommended replacing with a new piece. Buy a new Smooth rod Y-axis (8x330 mm) in our eshop
Likewise, if the smooth rods are scratched or the bearing travel on the rods is not smooth (they really stutter), we recommend ordering new LM8UU bearings as well. Buy new LM8UU bearings in our eshop.
Printer frame inspection
Printer frame inspection
Visually inspect all metal parts of the printer frame.
It is highly recommended to replace a mechanically damaged frame (bent, broken) with a new one. All parts are available in our eshop.
Any scratches and scuffs are of no significance for the upgrade. In this case, it is up to your discretion to replace the parts.
Can I open the Haribo?
Can I open the Haribo?
Keep the Haribo bag closed for now!
This dose of energy is primarily for printer assembly. Wait until you are prompted to open it.
Let's get started
Let's get started
Everything checked? So, let's start with disassembling the printer. Go to the next chapter.
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