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Has anyone had an issue with any parts wearing out? Has anyone experienced a stepper motor catastrophic failure or just wear out enough to the point that it is useless? Just curious what you guys have found knowing some of you have been had these machines for years.


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My nozzle seems to have killed itself. Not sure if it was me, my PLA or materials defect.


I did however tried to grind it down until the hole resembled a circle. It prints! but because the surface is so large now it drags some material aroundmessing up the surface. Will need to try to taper the sides.

Other stuff seems to be running just fine. But I've only had it for like half a year ish, I do print with it quite a bit though.

I have a spare nozzle I'm using, but just trying to salvage!

The hotend fan, and the motherboard fans sound like chainsaws, but they still work. If i were to give my recommendations to ultimaker. It would be to get better fans, and better limit switches and everything would be top notch for hardware parts.


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