Let’s Install:

Heater Cartridge on MakerBot Rep 2

If you’re looking to install your new MakerBot Heater Cartridge from Fargo 3D printing, you’ve come to the right place! Follow along with the video or written directions bellow.

As always, turn off and unplug your machine before doing any repair work. 

  • Side Cutters
  • 2.5 mm Hex Key
  • 1/16th Hex Key
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Ceramic Insulation Tape
  • New Heater Cartridge

1

Remove the extruder from the carriage. Remove old ceramic insulation tape.

  • Loosen the set screw holding the old heater cartridge in the heater block. Use the 1/16th hex key.
  • Pull the heater element out.

2

Using the screwdriver, open the blower fan mounted on the extruder head.

  • Inside you will find a small black connector. Press down on the lever and pull to release.
  • Plug the new heater cartridge into this black connecting end

3

Replace the connector back inside, with the wires running through the mount opening.

  • Insert the new cartridge into the heater block.
  • Replace the blower fan on its mount.
  • Make sure to run its wire through the same opening you ran the heater cartridge through.

4

Set the heater cartridge by tightening the heater block set screw.

  • Replace with new ceramic tape
  • Once installed, remount the extruder onto the carriage.

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