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Miriam
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Mk3s+ hotend mantainance/extruder disassembly?

I am in the process of upgrading my mk3s extruder to the mk3s+. I have discovered that my hotend is a mess from badly (not) torqued nozzle. I want to continue the assembly, but go back when I'm done to try to salvage the hotend (it printed fine before disassembly). 

Is there a guide to getting the hotend that isn't just full extruder disassembly? It seems like Prusa changed the design to allow this, but I'm failing to find a particular article/guide.

Posted : 18/09/2021 11:15 pm
bobstro
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E3D guide is good

The E3D hotend assembly guide is very good. Pay careful to the bit about screwing in the nozzle flush, backing it out to the desired < 1mm gap, THEN hand-tightening the heatbreak up against the nozzle. The important bit is that, when properly tightened, it should be impossible to tighten the nozzle flush up against the block.

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Posted : 19/09/2021 3:13 am
cwbullet
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illustration

As Bobstro said, be careful.  This diagram illustrates on problem in edition to not getting nozzle against the heatbreak.

Posted by: @miriam

I am in the process of upgrading my mk3s extruder to the mk3s+. I have discovered that my hotend is a mess from badly (not) torqued nozzle. I want to continue the assembly, but go back when I'm done to try to salvage the hotend (it printed fine before disassembly). 

Is there a guide to getting the hotend that isn't just full extruder disassembly? It seems like Prusa changed the design to allow this, but I'm failing to find a particular article/guide.

 

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Posted : 19/09/2021 11:14 am
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