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  1. Unless you're strapped for time, it seems more...

    Unless you're strapped for time, it seems more practical to return for replacement and hope you get one that works.
  2. The switches from one side to the other should be...

    The switches from one side to the other should be identical. You should be able to swap them to see if the problem follows the switch. If it does, replace the switch. If it stays on the original...
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    That was an enlightening video. I'm amused at the...

    That was an enlightening video. I'm amused at the spring sound as the top is removed. It sounds like "it's going to be difficult to put those springs back together!" Perhaps not. You have the...
  4. The general shape of the EE-SX6 is consistent...

    The general shape of the EE-SX6 is consistent with an IR detection module. Consider to move the extruder assembly as far away as possible, then power up. As the mechanism begins to move, insert a...
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    For the "average joe," I'd be quick to recommend...

    For the "average joe," I'd be quick to recommend Tinkercad, even though the tedious replication of the hexagons would drive me batty.
    It would certainly be easier for me and the long-nosed fellow...
  6. Note also that the reference for clockwise is...

    Note also that the reference for clockwise is taken from the underside!
  7. I'm not familiar with that specific printer, but...

    I'm not familiar with that specific printer, but the three printers I've worked on that have adjustment wheels require them to be as tight as possible during the initial setup, not so loose that the...
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    I've downloaded the model. Blender's 3D checker...

    I've downloaded the model. Blender's 3D checker indicates 275 intersecting faces and I'm not so much a blender user that I can fix it within blender. When I load it to Meshmixer just to see the...
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    You would very much want to run your models...

    You would very much want to run your models through a checker of some form if you're going from rendered models to 3D printing. The creator can get away with quite a bit when it only has to be...
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    The hobbyist version has to be renewed each year...

    The hobbyist version has to be renewed each year and it's been quite a trick to find the right page to accomplish that task.
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    I don't have an account with cgtrader so I can't...

    I don't have an account with cgtrader so I can't download the free model, nor do I want to add my name to another commercial operation. If you attach the file here, I'll pull it that way.
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    If the model was printed vertically, the layers...

    If the model was printed vertically, the layers are the weakest possible. It's always challenging to get a strong screw thread when dealing with small diameter parts and in this case hollow internal...
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    There are no automatic programs capable of doing...

    There are no automatic programs capable of doing what you describe. The skill set required to accomplish such tasks is substantial and is part of the justification that creators have, explicitly, for...
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    If you created the file in Blender, you would...

    If you created the file in Blender, you would want to use the 3D printing features built into the program. This would check for manifold surfaces (water-tight) and coincidental edges, points and...
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    I've posted to reddit looking for a solution to...

    I've posted to reddit looking for a solution to the "tunnel" question, but so far there has been no response. I'm a bit disappointed, but it could be that it's the weekend and perhaps suitable...
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    I'm making a bit more progress and have run into...

    I'm making a bit more progress and have run into a smaller snag, but have posted a request for assistance to Reddit.

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    I've been able to remove the forward button assembly and effectively...
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    If the ABS filament is aged, which certainly is...

    If the ABS filament is aged, which certainly is likely due to the overall age of the product in general, you may be partially suffering from moisture. Consider to dehydrate the filament. I use a food...
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    Ideamaker has tons of profiles for various...

    Ideamaker has tons of profiles for various printers. Somewhere in this great big interweb thing I read that it's a clone of Simplify3D, but with more recent improvements. I paid a bunch a bucks for...
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    UPDATE: I'm working on splitting out the forward...

    UPDATE: I'm working on splitting out the forward red buttons as a separate body. I'm running into complications using Boolean Intersection (errors from F360) and hope to make adjustments to my train...
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    @rfk_bomb, the cold temps mean you may have to...

    @rfk_bomb, the cold temps mean you may have to increase the nozzle and bed temperatures to compensate and you risk having delamination, even with PLA, but almost certainly with ABS, regardless of...
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    The "ripple" reference is more a potato chip...

    The "ripple" reference is more a potato chip reference, especially if you enjoy Pringles. Consider placing a plate of glass on a surface. If the glass rocks when corners are pressed, don't use that...
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    The way I understand the mechanics of the battery...

    The way I understand the mechanics of the battery latch assembly, there is an interconnect between the red forward side buttons and the red aft latch sections. I would also expect a separation...
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    I've been able to confirm why you've had a...

    I've been able to confirm why you've had a problem in Fusion 360. The F3D file as well as the OBJ file confirms that there are only two pieces involved in the model. The main body is one piece,...
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    The TENLOG printer is an interesting one in that...

    The TENLOG printer is an interesting one in that it has IDEX configuration. I have a Sigma R16 which is also independent dual extruders. The mirror and duplication modes cut multiple prints quantity...
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    I'm keen on the genuine Prusa i3 MK3 kit, but...

    I'm keen on the genuine Prusa i3 MK3 kit, but it's a hundred dollars higher than your top end budget reference. It's worth every penny, though, as the support forums that cover the Prusa line of...
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