MakerBot/clean gear mechanism

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Target Audience[edit | edit source]

Someone who suspects that the print head is not clean, is extruding randomly globs and then nothing.

Starting Point[edit | edit source]

Makerbot has had the PLA removed and has cooled down.

Replication Goal[edit | edit source]

Take print head apart, possibly clean, and put back together so it works.

Procedure remove printhead[edit | edit source]

The steps in this video] were not followed exactly. The grill, fan and heatsink should be kept together with the screws remaining in the assembly. Watch the video all the way through first. The stepper motor gear cleaning happens in the second half of the video.