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Can't Put Feeder Motor Back Together for Ultimaker 2

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I had to remove the feeder box on the outside of my Ultimaker 2 because when I went to change the filament, there was a piece that broke off the filament and got stuck in the box. The piece started to grind in the box. To try to get the piece out, I had to remove the screws and open it up and remove the blob of plastic. That went without incident.

The problem is when I try to put it back together, I can not put the four screws back into the motor inside the Ultimaker 2, since the motor is not secured, but rather free floating. I've tried putting into place with pins, but after almost 2 hours of trying, I still can't put the screws back on.

I was thinking of opening up the side of the machine to get at the motor, but I'm not sure if I can do that without breaking something else. I'm just looking for some help right now.

Thank You so much!

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DO NOT TAKE THE 6 PANELS APART.  Dont' take even one panel off.  You can fix anything without taking these apart.

Instead remove the rear left metal cover.  It is held on by 2 screws (or one screw on older models) and only takes a minute to remove.  Then you have access to the feeder motor and can position it with one hand while screwing the screws in with the other hand.

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