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Mdavinci
(@mdavinci)
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Spare Parts

I am just starting out with a Mini+. I don't want to be down for very long at a time unless I can't help it. What are some of the most common parts on the mini+ that break or wear out? If I can afford it, I would like to have spare parts on hand just in case any break or wear out.

Posted : 02/08/2021 3:29 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member
parts

Buy or print 1-2 fan shrouds and buy an extra hotend with some nozzles.  I also have 1-2 fans.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 02/08/2021 4:01 pm
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 mark
(@mark-3)
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PTFE Tubes

The printer comes with one extra PTFE tube that goes in the heatbreak. I now consider it a wear item. Get more. They are cheap if you order along with something else from Prusa. Maybe get an extra spring steel sheet plate. They get gouged with time. I generally order two rolls of filament and spare parts. Shipping for that is reasonable. I also got one of the only recently available silicone socks.

Regards,

Mark

Posted : 02/08/2021 4:18 pm
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karl-herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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RE: Spare parts
Posted by: @mdavinci

I am just starting out with a Mini+. I don't want to be down for very long at a time unless I can't help it. What are some of the most common parts on the mini+ that break or wear out? If I can afford it, I would like to have spare parts on hand just in case any break or wear out.

-Hotend thermistor (100k)

-5V Printer fan (simple design, often breaks down)

-Nozzles

-some PTFE material (approx. 1m 4/2)

-PEI printing plate, smooth or textured

-fitting olives or PC4-M8x1.25 fittings

....

wbr,

Karl

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 02/08/2021 4:19 pm
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Tracy
(@tracy)
Trusted Member
My experience

In the 18 months I've owned my Mini, I've replaced:

  • Hotend PTFE tube (3 times)
  • Spring steel sheet (once - I unknowingly scratched up the bottom making it unusable)
  • Nozzle (once)

The bowden tube is probably the next thing I'll need to replace.

Posted : 04/08/2021 7:57 pm
Mdavinci
(@mdavinci)
New Member
Topic starter answered:
Thank You!

Thanks for all the tips on buying spare parts. 

Posted : 09/08/2021 3:01 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member
order

Test the order with 2 rolls of filament.  It might reduce your shipping.  

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 10/08/2021 12:00 am
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