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UM2 to UM2+ upgrade - did I break it?

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Posted · UM2 to UM2+ upgrade - did I break it?

I did the upgrade kit to take my UM2 to UM2+.

 

At the point where you install the new the geared feeder, I couldn't immediately get the metal mounting bracket off, so I thought I should try unscrewing the 4 screws on the face of the gear box.  I heard and felt what seemed like parts under tension shifting around when the screws came out.  I'm guessing I broke that piece?

 

youtube vid at 1:51

https://youtu.be/bPyqqpPO8a0?t=111

 

The piece I'm talking about is at: https://ultimaker.com/en/products/extrusion-upgrade-kit

If you scroll down to "What's the in Kit" - it's #4

 

 

On a different note, the black braided bundle of hotend wires comes out right where the PLA goes in from the spool.  Seems they will rub on each other, which seems like a bad thing. 

 

youtube vid at 2:06

https://youtu.be/bPyqqpPO8a0?t=126

 

Is this a known thing?  I was going to do something janky to force the black bundle out of the way to the side. 

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted (edited) · UM2 to UM2+ upgrade - did I break it?
6 hours ago, dodzilla said:

I heard and felt what seemed like parts under tension shifting around when the screws came out.

 

Well, there's a spring inside...

This guide contains a lot of pictures:

https://ultimakernasupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004264626-Feeder-Reassembly-UM2-UM3-

Edited by tinkergnome

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Posted · UM2 to UM2+ upgrade - did I break it?

I don't think you broke anything.  Don't be afraid to take things apart.

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Posted · UM2 to UM2+ upgrade - did I break it?

Thanks for the replies.

 

I know what happened now:  The little pressure indicator thingy popped out of place when I first took it apart and then I put it back together wrong. 

 

I took the gearbox off and rebuilt it using that guide.  I just printed a test robot and it looks great!

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