Rail Replacement

Rail replacement is actually quite easy, though it should almost never be necessary. Rods are held in by a set of host clamps. you will need a replacement rod and a 1/4 inch socket wrench. A flat head screwdriver will also work but is more difficult to work with.

  1. Loosen front host clamp.
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  2. Slide rod halfway out front of printer.
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  3. Loosen rear hose clamp and completely remove rod.
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  4. Insert clean new rod through front of printer.
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  5. Add first hose clamp oriented as shown below.
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  6. Slide rod through carriage then add remaining hose clamp.
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  7. Tighten rear hose clamp leaving between 1/16" and 1/8" extra space at end of rod.
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  8. Press rod into rear mounting hole of frame.
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  9. Simultaneously push rod towards rear of frame, hold the hose clamp clamp firmly against the front of frame, and tighten clamp.
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