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How to replace a hotend thermistor (MK2S)

How to replace a hotend thermistor (MK2S)

How to replace a hotend thermistor (MK2S)
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How to replace a hotend thermistor (MK2S)
 Difficulty
Moderate
 Steps
6
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Step 1 Cut selected zip ties

Cut selected zip ties
Cut selected zip ties
Cut selected zip ties
Cut selected zip ties
BEFORE YOU START ensure the printer is turned off and unplugged from the electricity to avoid damage to you and the printer!
Turn the back of the printer towards you.
Using pliers cut the selected zip ties.
Don't try to remove the spiral wrap yet, it might be wrapped partly inside the cover and you can damage the cables. Wait for the next step!

Step 2 Unwraping the spiral wrap

Unwraping the spiral wrap
Unwraping the spiral wrap
Unwraping the spiral wrap
Unwraping the spiral wrap
Using 2.5 mm Allen key release the bolt holding the RAMBO cover door.
Unwrap the spiral wrap all the way to the Rambo cover.
Unwrap spiral wrap inside the cover and remove it completely.
Gently take all the cables away from the top opening. Proceed with caution and don't pull hard on the wires.

Step 3 Unplugging thermistor from RAMBo

Unplugging thermistor from RAMBo
Unplugging thermistor from RAMBo
Unplugging thermistor from RAMBo
Unplugging thermistor from RAMBo
There are multiple cables coming out from the Extruder, look for the cable with Yellow/Green heat shrink!
Unplug this connector, DO NOT PULL the cable! Leave the remaining cables (connectors) plugged in.

Step 4 Removing old thermistor

Removing old thermistor
Removing old thermistor
Removing old thermistor
Lay the printer on the PSU side so you have better access to the thermistor.
1.5mm 六角レンチを使用して、ヒーターブロックのネジを外します。ネジを外す際は、慎重に行い、ネジ頭を傷めないようにしてください。
Use the Allen key again and carefully push the thermistor "head" upwards.
Remove the thermistor completely.

Step 5 Inserting new thermistor

Inserting new thermistor
Inserting new thermistor
Inserting new thermistor
Inserting new thermistor
Carefully insert the new thermistor inside the heater block, check it is aligned properly.
Using 1.5 Allen key tighten the screw again. DO NOT USE excessive force or you might damage the thread!
Take the thermistor connector and connect it to the RAMBo board.
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