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    Power Supply Replacement

    [RED_TITLE]Steps to replace the power supply on the gMax 1.5+ series printers. [/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]To replace the power supply on your gMax 3D printer, you will first need to remove the tech flex around the 12v wires, and free up the other power supply wire...
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    Installing the BLTouch

    [RED_TITLE]Steps for installing a BLTouch onto a gMax 1.5+[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]To install a BLTouch on your gMax 1.5+ you will need a screw driver, wire cutters, pliers. You will also need the assembled BLTouch and wires that came with it.[/DIV_CONTAINER]...
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    Dual Extruder Offset

    If you are trying to center your left hotend to the bed, you can change to x-offset in the start gcode. Insert "M206 X25" into the start gcode to change the offset. The "X25" is the amount of change and can be adjusted to fit your needs.
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    Cleaning your lead screws

    [RED_TITLE]Tips for cleaning your lead screw[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER]Here are the steps to clean your lead screws in the event that they get any type of contaminant on them. The lead screws used on the gMax printer do not need any lubricating oil. The nylon nut blocks provide a smooth enough...
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    Clogged E3D

    [RED_TITLE]E3D v6 issues[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER]There are several reasons why your E3D v6 can clog. Here are a couple reasons for the issue, along with some helpful hints on how to fix it.[/DIV_CONTAINER] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][RED_TITLE]Cooling[/RED_TITLE][/FLOAT_LEFT][/DIV_CONTAINER]...
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    Dual Extruder Leveling Guide

    [RED_TITLE]Follow these steps to level your dual extruder relative to the bed.[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER]Step 1: Run the gCreate Files>Dual Extruder>Dual Extruder Leveling gcode file. This file will print two lines, one for each hotend. This will help determin if one hotend is lower than the...
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    Adjusting the BLTouch Z-offset

    [RED_TITLE]Here are the different ways to adjust the BLTouch Z-offset for your gMax printer.[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][RED_TITLE]Hard[/RED_TITLE][/FLOAT_LEFT][/DIV_CONTAINER] [DIV_CONTAINER] To manually adjust the z-offset is to first auto-home your gMax. Then go to...
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    Arduino Board Replacement

    [RED_TITLE]Here are the steps to replace a damaged Arduino Board[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]To complete this, you will need a replacement arduino board, a phillips head screw driver, and needle nose pliers.[/DIV_CONTAINER] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]At...
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    E3D Nozzle Change

    [RED_TITLE]Here are the steps to replace your E3D's nozzle[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]One of the great features about the E3D hotend's are the replaceable nozzles. Whether you have to replace a worn nozzle or would like to quickly switch to a different size, the...
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    Replacing the X-axis GT2 belt

    [RED_TITLE]Here are the steps to replace a broken or worn X-axis GT2 belt[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]To complete this, you will need a phillips head screw driver, a 3mm allen wrench, and 47" of GT2 belt.[/DIV_CONTAINER] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]First you...
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    Replacing your Y-axis GT2 Belt

    [RED_TITLE]Here are the steps to replace a broken or worn Y-axis GT2 belt[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]To change the Y-axis belt, you will need 43" of GT2 belt, (2) 4" zip ties, a 3mm Allen wrench, and a pair of wire cutters.[/DIV_CONTAINER]...
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    Replacing your Heated Bed's BuildTak Sheet

    [RED_TITLE]Here are the steps to replace a damaged BuildTak Sheet[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER]What you will need. Gloves - To protect again the heat Razor Blade - To help remove the BuildTak and remove any residual adhesive left on the glass Rapid Tac - A product used for wet application of...
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    PID Tuning

    [RED_TITLE]How to tune your gMax's PID settings[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER]If you notice your hotend temperature fluctuating when heated, you may need to adjust the PID(Proportional Integral Derivative) settings. To do this, you will need to connect your gMax to your computer with a USB cable...
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    Adjusting Stepper Drivers

    [RED_TITLE]Steps for adjusting your gMax's stepper drivers[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER]If you start to notice layer shifting while printing, it could be caused by one of two things. The first would be to double check that the electronics case fan is working and actively cooling your stepper...
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    Filament Spool Sensor

    [RED_TITLE]Overview:[/RED_TITLE] We are happy to announce the long awaited release of our own custom filament runout sensor! [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]You can now let long prints run without worry of running out of filament. This filament spool sensor is being released at about...
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    Replacing PTFE Tubing

    [RED_TITLE]Here are the steps to replacing the PTFE tubing inside of your gMax's E3D hotend.[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]You will want to start by removing the LED light cover from your extruder.[/DIV_CONTAINER] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]Next you will need...
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    Installing Filament Spool Brackets

    [RED_TITLE]Overview[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER]You have pulled your gMax printer out of the box and gone through all the paperwork that came along with it. It is now time to set your printer up for its first print. But before you can begin printing, you will need to install the filament spool...
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    Installing Marlin 1.1.8 using Cura Slicer

    [RED_TITLE]Installing Marlin 1.1.8 - gMax 1.5+ with Full Graphic Display[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][RED_TITLE]Notice:[/RED_TITLE][/FLOAT_LEFT][/DIV_CONTAINER] [DIV_CONTAINER]Do not use Cura 3.3 as there are connection issues with our electronics. Use Cura 3.2.[/DIV_CONTAINER]...
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    Adjusting Eccentric Spacers

    [RED_TITLE]Adjusting Eccentric Spacers[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER][FLOAT_LEFT][/FLOAT_LEFT]Eccentric spacers are used to adjust the amount of pressure the V-slot wheels put on the V-slot rails. The hole drilled through the center is actually offset so the when adjusted, it will change the...
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    Dual E3D Upgrade Kit

    [RED_TITLE]Dual E3D Upgrade Kit Intallation[/RED_TITLE] [DIV_CONTAINER]Here are the steps for upgrading your dual extruder from J-Head hotends to All Metal E3D hotend. You will also have to update your firmware after this installation is complete as the max temperature has changed along with...