Toolhead dying. Filament Motor/Gear feed dying


#1

So I need a new printhead. After 919 hours, it is now printing like crap. It is also leaking PLA into the head body. I have cleaned it often, but it has gotten bad. Yes, I replaced the nozzle, and tightened it well. The filament feeder motor and its gears are shot. The white feeder tube is broken.

Now the bad news… The printhead is ALWAYS out of stock. No place that I can find to get a new filament feeder motor and its gears. Is the company still in business? Do they still support the Delta? Seems all the resources have gone to their newest toys.

Am I alone with these issues?


#2

For the filament leaking into the print head problem, try tightening the print nozzle after heating the print head to about 210 degrees C. If you just tighten the cold nozzle, unmelted filament keeps the nozzle from making a tight seal.

As for the filament 2mm ID/4mm OD Bowden tube, I have bought that on Amazon in the past. I don’t know what to due about the filament drive motor. Maybe try a support email and request a part that way.

Good luck,
Dave Casler