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Introduction

This guide will show you how to install the Filament Arm Extension to your current filament drive.

Parts

  1. The easiest way to install the arm extension is to remove the filament drive from the machine completely.
    • The easiest way to install the arm extension is to remove the filament drive from the machine completely.

    • If you look at the underside of the filament drive motor you will see where a wire harness connects to to the motor. Carefully disconnect the wire harness from the motor by pinching the plastic clip and pulling downward.

  2. Use your 2.5mm allen key to remove the ttwo bolts securing the filament drive to BoXZY's back panel. Set the filament drive to the side to be worked on.
    • Use your 2.5mm allen key to remove the ttwo bolts securing the filament drive to BoXZY's back panel.

    • Set the filament drive to the side to be worked on.

  3. Use your 3mm allen key to remove the bolt that passes through the bearing. Save the washer. Discard the bolt.
    • Use your 3mm allen key to remove the bolt that passes through the bearing.

    • Save the washer. Discard the bolt.

    • Use your 2.5mm allen key to remove the bolt the arm pivots on.

    • Save the bolt and 1 of the brass washers. Discard the 2 remaining brass washers.

    • The rest of the filament drive pieces should stay in place including the bearing and the black spacer.

  4. First, place your filament drive arm extension on top of the original aluminum arm. Next, take the steel washer you saved in the last step and slide it onto the 5x16mm bolt that came with your arm extender. Use a 4mm allen key to  insert the bolt through the larger hole of the arm so that it passes through the center of the bearing. Do not tighten all the way. Now take the remaining bolt and single brass washer saved in the previous step  and return it to its original position using a 2.5mm allen key.
    • First, place your filament drive arm extension on top of the original aluminum arm.

    • Next, take the steel washer you saved in the last step and slide it onto the 5x16mm bolt that came with your arm extender. Use a 4mm allen key to insert the bolt through the larger hole of the arm so that it passes through the center of the bearing. Do not tighten all the way.

    • Now take the remaining bolt and single brass washer saved in the previous step and return it to its original position using a 2.5mm allen key.

    • Now that both bolts are in place you can tighten them down all the way. Your bolts are too tight if the bearing is unable to spin or the arm struggles to pivot.

  5. Now that your arm extension is in place, you can return the drive to your BoXZY.   Start by plugging the wire harness in to the filament drive motor. Then, reattach the two bolts removed earlier to mount the assembly to your BoXZY. All done! You should find squeezing the arm to load and remove filament much easier with the extension installed.
    • Now that your arm extension is in place, you can return the drive to your BoXZY. Start by plugging the wire harness in to the filament drive motor.

    • Then, reattach the two bolts removed earlier to mount the assembly to your BoXZY.

    • All done! You should find squeezing the arm to load and remove filament much easier with the extension installed.

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