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Posted · Ultimaker 3/S5 print head bearing replacement

has anyone changed the print head bearings on the 3 or the S5 (assuming the process would be the same), how difficult was it ?, any guides ?

 

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Posted · Ultimaker 3/S5 print head bearing replacement

Hi,

 

although I was not forced to change the print head bearings yet, a good tutorial for disassembling and reassembling the print head can be found on youtube, provided by @fbrc8-erin:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf-X8F_9zg0&list=UURBgc5zvVEBMU9o7YjCzFYA&index=2

 

and here's a good source for small repairs of all kind:

 

https://ultimakernasupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

 

Regards

 

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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker 3/S5 print head bearing replacement

The process is definitely very similar between the two models. The biggest difference is going to be that your printhead cable clips into the back of your PCB on the S5/S3, but on the front of the PCB on the UM3/UM3X.

Also, depending on the age of your UM3/UM3X, the back piece of the cover may lift off backwards instead of up as it does on the S5/S3/later UM3/UM3X.

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Posted · Ultimaker 3/S5 print head bearing replacement
3 hours ago, fbrc8-erin said:

The process is definitely very similar between the two models. The biggest difference is going to be that your printhead cable clips into the back of your PCB on the S5/S3, but on the front of the PCB on the UM3/UM3X.

Also, depending on the age of your UM3/UM3X, the back piece of the cover may lift off backwards instead of up as it does on the S5/S3/later UM3/UM3X.

Thanks, I have a S5, but sounds like it shouldn't be an issue to do myself?

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Posted · Ultimaker 3/S5 print head bearing replacement

It should definitely be doable. With the S5, that back piece of plastic lifts straight up on off instead of backwards as in my video.

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Posted · Ultimaker 3/S5 print head bearing replacement
14 hours ago, fbrc8-erin said:

It should definitely be doable. With the S5, that back piece of plastic lifts straight up on off instead of backwards as in my video.

ok, thanks 

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