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RedDawg
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Useless spare parts?

Any idea why these two parts are included in the Mini spare parts envelope? It doesn't use either of them.

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Posted : 12/03/2020 4:03 pm
LittleNeutrino
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RE: Useless spare parts?

The one on the right is an extra extruder gear, the one on the left is a fitting for your PTFE Bowden tube.

Posted : 14/03/2020 10:59 pm
g.j.sieben
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RE: Useless spare parts?

That's nice. I have a very early model and didn't get either of those parts.

Posted : 20/03/2020 9:44 pm
3Dprintedgr
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RE: Useless spare parts?

Well that's the point of spares 😛  One day they will become useful.

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Posted : 21/03/2020 1:32 pm
RedDawg
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Useless spare parts?

@littleneutrino

My point is that NEITHER of the parts are of the design that the Mini uses, at least the model I have. The "festo" fitting appears to be of the type used on the MMU units. The extruder gear is of the type used in the MK3/S units. So why is either  included in envelopes (labeled for the Mini) that came with BOTH of the Minis I ordered? Is this just a packaging mistake?

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Posted : 21/03/2020 5:16 pm
RedDawg
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Useless spare parts?

@geoper2

Suppose you bought a new refrigerator and it came with a spare heating element. How useful would that be?

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Posted : 21/03/2020 5:31 pm
3Dprintedgr
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RE: Useless spare parts?

@reddawg

Seeing the MMU I can see what you are saying. These two parts might be wrongly placed in there. My initial thought was that they were what littleneutrino said. Maybe chat can confirm that?

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Posted : 21/03/2020 6:23 pm
bobc
 bobc
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RE: Useless spare parts?
Posted by: @reddawg

@littleneutrino

 Is this just a packaging mistake?

In a word, yes.

Those are not Mini parts, and the standard Mini spares kit does not include the equivalent parts anyway. I was just looking in the Prusa webshop, they are not their either, but you can get them on aliexpress...

Posted : 22/03/2020 2:54 pm
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