ZYYX Maintenance Kit How To
The ZYYX Maintenance Kit is a one-stop solution to keeping your ZYYX print-head in great shape for hassle-free printing. The Kit includes, among others, a special cleaning filament and an automatic print head cleaning sequence engineered by the team behind the ZYYX. The Kit comes in two kinds and are available for purchase at the web shop.
Package Contents for the ZYYX+ Maintenance Kit™
4 m ZYYX Cleaning Filament; 5 pcs ZYYX Nozzle Cleaning Sticks; 4 pcs ZYYX Cleaning Brush, including holder; 1 pc ZYYX Spring Removal Tool
Package Contents for the ZYYX Pro Maintenance Kit™
Same a in ZYYX+ kit +
5 pcs ZYYX Nozzle Cleaning needles for 0.2 nozzle
5 pcs ZYYX Nozzle Cleaning needles for 0.6 nozzle
5 pcs ZYYX Nozzle Cleaning needles for 0.8 nozzle
2 drills for cleaning of the SwiftTool’s upper section
Automatic Nozzle Cleaning/Maintenance
Even though the ZYYX nozzle is known for its stable operation, nozzle cleaning at an interval of about 4-6 weeks can prolong its life and prevent future clogs, as well as fixing some blockages. The cleaning is performed with the special ZYYX cleaning filament.
The script can be downloaded >here< and should be put on an SD card for use.
The automatic nozzle cleaning is based on the concept of “cold pull”, wherein an experienced user can perform a number of manual steps to clean the inside of the nozzle.
Your ZYYX 3D Printer can now perform this sequence automatically, and we have tuned the sequence to work exceptionally well with our ZYYX cleaning filament.
The Nozzle cleaning script should be repeated until the ejected nozzle plug looks clean. This ensures that all contaminants are removed.
Extruder Feeder Maintenance
The feeder wheel will get dirty from plastic residue and should be cleaned once every 3-4 weeks. The ZYYX Maintenance Kit contains brushes that are perfect for such work.
Nozzle Blockage Removal
If you have a complete blockage of the nozzle and the automatic cleaning did not fix it, you can use the heavy artillery – our ZYYX Nozzle cleaning sticks.
Filament Blockage Removal
Sometimes the blockage is a piece of plastic stuck in the entry hole of the hot end. This is usually the case if the extruder stops feeding soon after loading the filament. To remove such a blockage, the extruder arm must be removed. The Kit comes with a tool to easily remove the tension spring, and the arm is removed by unscrewing a single screw.