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Replacing wear items!

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by bdk127, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. bdk127

    bdk127 New Member

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    I have posted to a couple of threads here and thought I would start over. So I was having some print quality issues after about 18 months of light use. So I started with a new nozzle (e3d v6 hardened steel - 1.75 x 0.40 mm). After replacement I was having filament advance issues, where the gear was turning and the filment was not moving. So I replaced the gear with a recommendation from this forum. Did not seem to help and was experiencing the same issue! Then I took the lever off the top and the spring took to the air and never to be found again. sigh.. So I bought a close replacement from ACE hardware, and had to cut it down a bit. well still the same issue. I also turned up the heat setting to ABS and I was able to push it through when the gear was just spinning. Thi is not rocket science... but what am Imissing here? HELP!

    Brian
     
  2. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    Can you please upload a photo of your Greg’s wade where the 2 bolts/springs are
     
  3. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    I’m betting the washers are missing that keep the hinge pressing (or maybe your hinge is broke- take lots of pictures)
     
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    The R2 does not use a GregsWade, but I KNOW @Geof knows that :)
     
  5. bdk127

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    with that said... what pics do you want from my R2?
     
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    Oooooooo my forum fu is weak today ! Thought R1 section. Pardon that.

    On the R2 there is a hinge with a spring and bearing. Lift the cover off and snap a few photos. Also check the set screw on the toothed gear on the stepper is tight.
     

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