This article will provide steps to replace the Teflon tube within your Palette 2's splice core. We suggest changing the Splicer tube after 15,000 splices or 2.5 km. You can find the number of splices information on Palette 2's Menu under System Info.
The Splicer Tube is replaced to help avoid possible splice issues, especially if you find that your splices are necking continuously or seem very thin and weak.
To replace the splicer tube, follow these instructions:
- Turn on Repair Mode. Please ensure that Palette 2 is powered off. Please allow Splice Core to cool before completing the following steps.
- Remove the buffer plate by loosening the thumbscrews and lifting the plate
- Rotate the cutter wheel so that it is blocking the filament path (May already be done in repair mode along with attempting to drive the outgoing motor)
- Loosen the thumbscrew holding the Splice Core. This will allow the Splice Core to be removed easily.
- If you have filament stuck in the Splice Core, you'll need to remove the Homing Cover that sits between the Splice Core and cutter wheel. Simply loosen the thumbscrew holding this cover to the substructure. This thumbscrew is longer than the others (14 mm).
- When removing the Splice Core, please note that there is an opening underneath where the fan sits. Please avoid dropping anything into this opening as this may damage the fan when powered on.
- Once the Splice Core is free, you'll notice that there is a tab on one end. Turn and pull the tab, which will expose the Teflon tube.
- Push the tube through the tab. Prepare a new Teflon tube by inserting a piece of filament or rod into the Teflon before reinstalling. This will help prevent any buckling or damage to the tubing.
- After the Teflon tube is reinstalled, reverse the steps above and replace the Splice Core.
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