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Replacement Parts for the MakerBot Replicator 1 Dual

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Replicator 1 Dual Parts and Upgrades

This is a list of suppliers (with links and/or part numbers) for drop in replacements or upgrades for the MakerBot Replicator 1 Dual 3D printer. Most of the parts listed currently are probably not correct, but are the closest I could find.
I am initialing my approval [ --CLF] if I think the part is appropriate for the Rep 1. Feel free to do the same.
Please add a note if an entry is obviously not appropriate for the Rep 1 Dual.
If MakerBot is the only source for a part, please note that.
If some parts require a modification to work with the Rep 1 Dual, please describe the modification.

Extruder upgrade (filament drive block to replace the OEM Delrin plunger system)

  1. From Devilsinthedetails [good for the Rep 1 --CLF]
    $100.00 + shipping
  2. From MakerBot (this is just the hardware if you 3D print the block parts. Is this Rep 2 version good for the Rep 1?)
    $15.00 + shipping
  3. Models on Thingiverse for printing the block (This one from MakerBot)

Extruder fan [these are good for the Rep 1 --CLF]
1. From MakerBot
6.50 + shipping
2. From RobotShop
$6.99 + shipping

Thermocouple (Are these all for the Replicator 2/2x?)
1. From Wanhao
1 m long, lug on one end for mother board
$14.00 incl shipping
2. From Fargo 3D Printing
MakerBot OEM replacement for Replicator 2
$45.00+ $2.00 shipping
3. From Performance 3D for Replicator 2/2x
$44 (solid wire), $66 (stranded wire), $2 to $5 shipping

Heater element (These all seem to be for the Rep 2/2x)
Specs for Replicator 1 dual: 24V 40-45W cartridge, ¼ inch diameter exactly
1. From Wanhao
$14.00 includes shipping
2. From Carl Raffle
24V heater cartridge 40W
$20.00+Shipping $12.00
3. From Wanhao USA
Heating core for Wanhao Duplicator 4x and 4S
$14.00 Includes shipping

Ceramic insulation tape
1. From Fargo 3D
$3.95 cut to fit Replicator 2, $20.00 for 6

Extruder spring for upgraded filament drive
1. From McMaster Carr part: 94125K612 [this works one the Rep 1 --CLF]
$10.36 pkg of 6 + shipping

Extruder nozzles (generally we want 0.4mm MK8 nozzles)
1. From Performance 3D [good of the Rep 1 --CLF]
$13.49 + shipping

Replacement hot end
1. From RobotShop (these are for Rep 2, I don’t know if they work on Rep 1)
$130.99 + shipping

X-end stop cable
1. From Uncle Chuck’s
On this page :
• Cable - Stop Switch To Motherboard
• Item # CCSS - 01

X-axis cable
1. From Uncle Chuck’s
On this page:
• Cable - Motherboard to Stepper Motor
• Item # CCSM - 01
2. Alternate solution for x end stop cable and x-axis cable

X-axis idler pulley (for GT2 belt, inner bore is 4 mm, OEM pulley has 15 teeth but that might not matter)

  1. seems to be down
  2. Amazon has several but the inner bore is 5 or 8 mm, not 4 mm

Stepper motor driver
1. From Uncle Chuck’s
On this page:
• Standard Stepper Motor Driver
• Item # CSMB - 01

Voltage regulator (DC/DC converter)
1. From Dig-Key (the pinout is not the same as the OEM regulator)
$4.30 + shipping
2. From MPJA (this is very large and must be mounted away from the PCB) [this works on the Rep 1 --CLF]
$4.95 + shipping

Z-arm stiffeners
1. From Home Zillions [these work on the Rep 1 --CLF]
$42.00 + $10.00 shipping
2. From Performance 3D
$54.99 + shipping
3. From BC (these are replacement arms, not stiffeners)
$150.00 + shipping