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E3D v6 Information, Installation Guides, and Review

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  1. Mike Kelly

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    Watch the assembly video from the OP and make sure you followed all the steps
     
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    Yes, I watched that video several times.

    I am fairly confident it's put together properly.
     
  3. Stephen Capistron

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    You may need to re tighten the heater block while everything is screaming hot.
     
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    Looks like the heat break is not tight enough into the heat block.
    It should be tightened cold, then tightened again hot.
     
  5. Mike Kelly

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    The pictures to me indicate it wasn't installed correctly. Probably the hot tightening like Mark and Stephen suggested
     
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    Alright, so I tightened the nozzle while it was heated and the heat break snapped.

    Can I reuse the one from the hexagon head? Or do I need to get a new one?

    Thanks,

    Rian
     
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    You will need an E3D heatbreak. But you can get individual parts for those (unlike the Hexagon).
     
  8. Rwalker

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    Upon further investigation I am unable to get the broken heat break out of either end. So I purchased a new kit from @Printed Solid

    They do also sell the heat breaks.

    This one should work properly.

    Thanks for the help,

    Rian
     
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    If it was hot torqued in then getting it out could be a bit of trouble...
     
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    Left hand drill bit and an easy-out would be your only hope.
     
  11. Rwalker

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    Does anyone know what the stock thermistor sensor number would be?

    Thank you,

    Rian
     
  12. Mike Kelly

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    Epcos is 1
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Hi Mike,

    Just to clarify, in the firmware you posted for the R1. I need to change in the "Configuration.h" the TEMP_SENSOR_0 5 to TEMP_SENSOR_0 1 ?

    Thank you,

    Rian
     
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    If you're using the original hexagon hot end (or maybe Jhead) then it uses an epcos thermistor. Change it to 1

    If you're using the E3Dv6 with a semitec thermistor, change it to 5.

    The epcos is about twice the size of the semitec
     
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    Ah yes, According to that it's an Epcos, so a 1 is good.
     
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    Great, Thanks!
     
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    @Mike Kelly Do you mind if I edit the original with a note that if you're using a stud thermistor, you don't need to update the firmware?
     
  20. Mike Kelly

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    Go for it
     
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