The hotend module consists of two separate hotends, one extruding the model material and the other extruding the support material. It is also responsible for heating and melting the materials as well as for maintaining the proper temperature of the materials during the whole printing process. Therefore, if the whole module does not heat up or does not extrude either of the materials, or the material residues accumulate around the hotends and are difficult to remove, the hotend module needs to be replaced.
|NOTE: If any material is loaded into the extruder, unload it before replacing the hotend module.|
Unplugging the Power Cable
Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable.
Opening the Top Door
Open the top door.
Unplugging the Extruder Cable
Unplug the extruder cable.
Unplugging the Lower Extruder Fan Cable
Unplug the lower extruder fan cable.
Unlocking the Material Guides
Unlock the material guide tube switches on both sides of the extruder using a flathead screwdriver.
Detaching the Material Guides
Bend the outer material guide gently and move it up and down until you detach it. Repeat this step with the other material guide. Detach both material guide tubes from the extruder.
Unscrewing the Extruder
Unscrew the two screws securing the extruder.
Remove the extruder from the printer.
Front Extruder Cover Removal
Detach the front extruder cover from the extruder.
Unscrewing the Hotend Module part 1
Unscrew the hotend module screw located on the front of the extruder.
Unscrewing the Hotend Module part 2
Unscrew the two hotend module screws located at the bottom of the extruder.
Hotend Module Removal
Detach the hotend module from the extruder.
Hotend Module Assembly
Install the hotend module in the extruder.
Securing the Hotend Module part 1
Secure the hotend module in the extruder with the two screws.
Securing the Hotend Module part 2
Screw in the remaining screw.
Front Extruder Cover Assembly
Attach the front extruder cover to the extruder.
Place the extruder back in the printer.
Securing the Extruder
Secure the extruder with the two screws.
Attaching the Material Guides
Attach the material guide tube to the extruder. Next, install the outer material guide gently in its place. Repeat this step with the other material guide.
Locking the Material Guides
Lock the material guide tube switches on both sides of the extruder using a flathead screwdriver.
Plugging the Lower Extruder Fan Cable
Plug the lower extruder fan cable in.
Plugging the Extruder Cable
Plug the extruder cable in.
Closing the Top Door
Close the top door.