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How to replace the Prusa Nozzle (XL single-tool)

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How to replace the Prusa Nozzle (XL single-tool)

How to replace the Prusa Nozzle (XL single-tool)
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How to replace the Prusa Nozzle (XL single-tool)
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Introduction
Introduction
This guide will take you through the replacement of the Prusa Nozzle on the Original Prusa XL.
To replace the Prusa Nozzle on the Original Prusa XL (multi-tool) go to How to replace the Prusa Nozzle (XL multi-tool).
To replace the Prusa Nozzle on the Original Prusa MK4 go to How to replace the Prusa Nozzle (MK4).
The following instructions are compatible with all Prusa Nozzle diameters.
All necessary parts are available in our eshop prusa3d.com.
Note that you have to be logged in to have access to the spare parts section.
Nozzle Replacement Tool
Nozzle Replacement Tool
Recommendation: There is an alternative nozzle replacement method that requires using a printed replacement tool. This approach is quicker and simpler, allowing you to replace the nozzle directly on the printer.
This method requires printing the Nozzle Replacement Tool. If you do not have the possibility to print the tool, follow the instructions in the next steps.
The Nozzle Replacement Tool part is available for download on Printables.com.
After printing the part, follow the quick guide on the same Printables page. 
Note, the page includes instructions for Multi-tool and Single-head XL versions.
Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools necessary for this chapter
For this chapter, please prepare:
TX 8 Torx key
Wrench 13-16
Universal wrench
A cardboard box for use as a heatbed protection during the assembly. Hint: use the Prusament box.
小さな真鍮ブラシノズル掃除用
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Manually move the X-axis assembly all the way to the front side of the printer.
Move the extruder approximately to the center of the X-axis.
If you have loaded the filament, unload it from the hotend. On the screen, navigate to Filament -> Unload Filament.
WARNING: The hotend and heatbed are very HOT. Do not touch these parts!!!
Remove the filament from the hotend. It is not necessary to completely remove it from the printer. Just a few centimeters (inches) above the extruder.
Cleaning the hotend
Cleaning the hotend
Cleaning the hotend
Cleaning the hotend
WARNING: The hotend and heatbed are very HOT. Do not touch these parts!!!
次のステップでは、ヒーターブロックとホットエンドをフィラメントゴミからきれいにしておく必要があります。そうしないと、ノズルを外すのが難しくなります。
If you have a Prusa hotend sock on the hotend, remove it.
On the printer screen, go to Control -> Temperature and set the nozzle temperature to 250°C.
Wait at least 5 minutes. The remains of the filament must be warmed up slightly so that they can be removed more easily.
真鍮のブラシを使い、ヒーターブロックとホットエンドのフィラメント汚れを注意深く清掃します。ショートする恐れがあるため、ブラシがホットエンドケーブルに接触しないようにしてください。
When the heaterblock and the hotend are perfectly clean, cool down the printer. On the screen, navigate to Preheat -> Cooldown.
Wait until the hot parts are cooled down to ambient temperature. It takes approximately 10 minutes.
Protecting the heatbed
Protecting the heatbed
Before you proceed, it is recommended to protect the heatbed.
Make sure the heatbed is cooled down to ambient temperature. Place the empty cardboard box approximately to the front center part of the heatbed.
Disconnecting the hotend
Disconnecting the hotend
Disconnecting the hotend
Open the dwarf-cover-door to access the electronics board.
Disconnect the hotend thermistor cable.
Each connector has a safety latch. It is necessary to press the latch before disconnecting. Otherwise, the connector may get damaged.
Disconnect the hotend heater cable.
Leave both cables free for now.
Removing the hotend
Removing the hotend
Removing the hotend
Removing the hotend
You may have a newer version of a plastic cover with a hole. In this case, it doesn't require to remove the cover.
Remove the x-carriage-cover from the X-carriage.
Hold the hotend with your right hand.
Using your left hand, insert the Torx TX 8 key all the way through the X-carriage until it reaches the grub screw in the extruder. Loosen the screw. Do not remove the screw, a few turns are enough!
Carefully pull the hotend assembly out of the extruder.
At the same time push the hotend cables behind the fan out of the extruder.
Prusaノズルの取り外し
Prusaノズルの取り外し
Prusaノズルの取り外し
万能レンチX 13-16の13mmの切り込みを使ってヒーターブロックをつかみます。
ユニバーサルレンチYの7mmの切り込みを使ってノズルをつかんで、緩めます。
Manually release and remove the Prusa Nozzle from the hotend assembly.
Installing the Prusa Nozzle
Installing the Prusa Nozzle
Installing the Prusa Nozzle
Screw the nozzle all the way into the heaterblock until the nozzle touches the heaterblock surface.
レンチ 13-16 でヒーターブロックをつかみます。
ユニバーサルレンチYの7mmの切り込みを使ってノズルをつかんで、緩めます。余計な力を入れないよう気をつけてください。
The specified torque value is 1.5 Nm (13.3 lb-in).
Inserting the hotend
Inserting the hotend
Inserting the hotend
Inserting the hotend
Push the hotend cable behind the heatsink fan up to the electronics.
Locate the hole in the heatsink from the bottom of the extruder and insert the hotend nub into the heatsink.
Push the hotend all assembly the way in.
Rotate the heaterblock as in the picture. There must be approximately 35° - 40° angle to avoid damaging the hotend cables.
Maintain the position and using the TX 8 Torx key tighten the grub screw to secure the hotend. Do not use extra force while tightening, it may damage the hotend tube.
Connecting the hotend
Connecting the hotend
Connecting the hotend
Connecting the hotend
Connect the hotend heater to the upper slot on the electronics board.
Connect the hotend thermistor to the lower slot on the electronics board.
Remove the cardboard box from the heatbed.
Close the dwarf-cover-door.
Final check
Final check
Final check
Final check
To check if everything is connected correctly go to Preheat and select any of the material temperatures (e.g. ABS with 255°C on hotend)
Go back to the main screen and watch on the bottom bar to see if the temperature rises.
Before you proceed to the next step, cool down the printer. On the screen, navigate to Preheat -> Cooldown.
Wait until the hot parts are cooled down to ambient temperature. It takes approximately 10 minutes.
Setting the nozzle diameter
Setting the nozzle diameter
Setting the nozzle diameter
Setting the nozzle diameter
If you have replaced your nozzle twith the one having a different diameter, you have to change the nozzle diameter setting in the printer’s menu too.
Go to Settings > Hardware > Nozzle Diameter and set it to the corresponding size.
When slicing in PrusaSlicer, make sure to have the correct nozzle diameter selected in the Printer: menu.
To add other nozzle diameter versions of the printer profile in PrusaSlicer, hit the small cog icon and select Add/Remove Presets. Then, select the nozzle diameters you are going to use.
It's done
It's done
It's done
Snap the x-carriage-cover back onto the X-carriage. You must feel a slight "click" to ensure the cover fits on the part.
That's it, good job! You just successfully installed the Prusa Nozzle on your Original Prusa XL.
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