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Printhead cracked on delivery of new UM2

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Hi,

After some initial feeder problems I've been able to make some prints with my UM2. While watching my first print (MiniCalTest) I noticed a crack in the top layer of the printhead. I don't know if this is due to over tightening during manufacture. It may be mostly cosmetic, the assembly seems rigid and several prints have gone through OK but this is not what I expect from a new printer.

I see some other posts about printhead cracks, they seem to occur over time, is it common for a UM2 to be delivered like this? And what if any impact this is likely to have.

I can't see the crack getting any better so I expect the printhead casing will need to be replaced, just debating whether I return the printer or just acknowledge I will have to repair it at some point in the future if it gets worse. I've already had to work on the feeder but this looks to be a much bigger job.

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