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feeder gear removal, cleaning, replacement?

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  1. sawce_bause

    sawce_bause New Member

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    during a print i noticed a clicking sound i noticed the "feeder gear" (sorry dont know the actual name of the part, see pic below ) slipping. [​IMG]
    took some canned air to it to get rid of most of the shavings and also tried using different rolls of filaments.
    i also noticed some black gunk on the teeth of the gear itself

    anyone have any tips on removing this gear?
    i loosened the set screw on the flat side of the shaft in hopes that it would just slide out.
    tried pulling on it but doesn't seem to want to budge. i don't want to force it and risk breaking something.

    when i finally get this thing out anyone have tips on cleaning it? or getting my hands on a replacement part?
     
  2. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    Hey there. Should slide right off. Be sure there is no filament loaded. You can persuade it with a flathead as a prybar just dont crack any of your plastic bits. As far as cleaning i use a brass brush or can use a toothpic to clean out the individual teeth
     
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    bdk127 New Member

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    I am having the same issue. I have had the printer for awhile and just replaced the original nozzle. I have tried multiple filaments but the same thing keeps happening. Where can you find a replacement gear? It is another wear item...

    Brian
     
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