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How to replace the hotend fan (XL Multi-tool)

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How to replace the hotend fan (XL Multi-tool)

How to replace the hotend fan (XL Multi-tool)
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How to replace the hotend fan (XL Multi-tool)
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Moderate
 Steps
20
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Introduction
Introduction
This guide will take you through the replacement of the hotend fan on the Original Prusa XL.
Some parts might slightly differ. However, it does not affect the procedure.
All necessary parts are available in our eshop prusa3d.com.
Note that you have to be logged in to have access to the spare parts section.
Unloading filament
Unloading filament
Unloading filament
The following step is necessary only if you have filament loaded.
Unload the filament from the hotend. On the screen, navigate to Filament -> Unload Filament.
Cool down the printer to room temperature. On the screen, navigate to Preheat -> Cooldown.
Wait for the printer to fully cool down to room temperature before proceeding further.
Protecting the heatbed
Protecting the heatbed
Before you proceed, it is recommended to protect the heatbed.
Make sure the heatbed is cooled down to ambient temperature. Place the empty cardboard box approximately to the front center part of the heatbed.
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
On the printer screen, navigate to Control -> Pick/Park Tool -> Park Current Tool.
Turn the power switch OFF (symbol "O").
From the rear side of the printer, unplug the PSU cable.
Undocking the Nextruder
Undocking the Nextruder
Undocking the Nextruder
Remove the Nextruder, by pulling it outwards from the metal inserts.
Although a small resistance is expected, as the metal inserts are magnetic, use moderate force.
Carefully place the Nextruder on the cardboard box.
Disconnecting the Nextruder
Disconnecting the Nextruder
Disconnecting the Nextruder
With Torx T10 screwdriver, loosen the two M3x8rT screws from the black nylon flexible plate, and unhook it from the tool. Don't remove the screws completely.
Unscrew the Festo fitting from the Nextruder or push on the blue collar on top of the fitting and pull out the PTFE tube.
Disconnect the main Dwarf cable.
Each connector has a safety latch. It is necessary to press the latch before disconnecting. Otherwise, the connector may get damaged.
Transfer the Nextruder to a safe working space.
Removing the toolchanger board
Removing the toolchanger board
Removing the toolchanger board
Removing the toolchanger board
With Allen key 2.5 mm remove the M3x30 screw of the fan shield.
Remove the M3x8rt screws.
Unplug the toolchanger cable.
Remove the toolchanger.
Removing the hotend fan
Removing the hotend fan
Removing the hotend fan
Loosen the hotend fan's two M3x18rT screws.
Remove the hotend fan from the heatsink and set it aside.
Mounting the new hotend fan
Mounting the new hotend fan
Attach the hotend fan to the heatsink, and tighten it with two M3x18rT screws.
Mind the orientation of the fan and the position of its cables.
Connecting the Nextruder cables
Connecting the Nextruder cables
Connecting the Nextruder cables
Plug the hotend fan cable into the Dwarf board.
Secure all the cables except for the toolchanger cable with a zip tie.
Be careful not to pinch any wires.
Reattaching the toolchanger
Reattaching the toolchanger
Reattaching the toolchanger
Attach the toolchanger board with the fan shield to the Nextruder.
Secure the fan-shield with a M3x30 screw.
Covering the Dwarf board
Covering the Dwarf board
Covering the Dwarf board
Close the printed Dwarf board cover on the Nextruder.
Secure the Dwarf board cover with a M3x12 screw.
Connecting the nextruder
Connecting the nextruder
Connecting the nextruder
Insert the PTFE tube into the festo connector as far as possible. Slighty tug on the PTFE tube to make sure it's firmly secured.
Plug the Dwarf extruder cable to the Dwarf board.
Slide the black nylon plate onto the two M3x8rT screws in the Cheese board.
Make sure the nylon plate is not twisted.
Tighten the two M3x8rT screws with a Torx T10 key.
Docking the tool
Docking the tool
Docking the tool
Docking the tool
Carefully turn the printer so that the front side is facing towards you.
Take the Nextruder and place it carefully next to the dock.
Place the two metal inserts through the white holes in the dock. The magnets will help you dock the Nextruder.
Check that the Nozzle seal lightly touches the nozzle.
Turn on the printer and run the Selftest.
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