Mini Idler Replacement...

So after my Mini’s 3rd idler broke, I decided to see if I could come up with something a little more robust. Feel free to try this one out. It is a direct replacement with no mods necessary. It should work with the existing idler latch, but I modified the latch so that it clips into place on the new idler to give it more support and stability. This might fit the TAZ 5 too, but I’m not sure about that.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1766022

Have you been printing the old idler or the new beefy one Lulzbot designed for the mini? It should be much less prone to snapping.

Here is the link to the post I put the direct link in in the last post…


https://forum.lulzbot.com/t/replacement-parts/3764/3



Jim

Thanks Jim, I’ve been using the stock idlers and didn’t know about this one. I’ll have to try it out.

I’ve been using the new beefier one and so far so good. Make sure to also grab the new beefier latch as well that goes with with it:

Idler: http://devel.lulzbot.com/mini/Gladiola/production_parts/printed_parts/beefy_extruder_idler/

Latch: http://devel.lulzbot.com/mini/Gladiola/production_parts/printed_parts/beefy_idler_latch/