Introduction

The spool holder is a 3D printed part that holds the filament spool and the feed tube, keeping it stable and secure to the system. Be sure to print a spare spool holder prior to replacement.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

Image 1/1: [http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:149625|Download the file for a new spool holder here]
  • Before your spool holder breaks, 3D print a replacement to have on hand. If you didn't preemptively print a replacement you can still print without a spool holder. Just find some way of holding the spool so that it can rotate as the filament gets pulled off.

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Image 1/3: Wait for a "beeping" sound before removing filament. Image 2/3: Cut off any damaged plastic from the end of the filament. Image 3/3: Remove the plastic filament tube from the spool.
  • Go to "Maintenance" and tell the printer to withdraw the plastic filament from the extrusion assembly. Finish removing the filament by pulling upwards.

    • Wait for a "beeping" sound before removing filament.

    • Cut off any damaged plastic from the end of the filament.

  • Remove the plastic filament tube from the spool.

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Image 1/3: Put the end of the filament through the hole on the side of the spool to keep it from unraveling. Image 2/3: Slide the spool holder upwards, and then pull outwards. Image 3/3: Slide the spool holder upwards, and then pull outwards.
  • Remove the spool from the spool holder by lifting it up and taking it off.

    • Put the end of the filament through the hole on the side of the spool to keep it from unraveling.

  • Slide the spool holder upwards, and then pull outwards.

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Image 1/3: Repeat the steps in reverse chronological order to reassemble the printer. Image 2/3: The spool should be inserted in way that end of the filament points towards, not away. Image 3/3: The spool should be inserted in way that end of the filament points towards, not away.
  • Place the new spool holder by pushing it inwards and sliding it down until it locks.

  • Repeat the steps in reverse chronological order to reassemble the printer.

    • The spool should be inserted in way that end of the filament points towards, not away.

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