May 24, 2016
I was having a problem with my bent rod guides and the guys at craftunique got me all squared away on that end. Unfortunately as soon as I started trying to print, another problem showed up.
The cable seems fine so I just push the thermistor back out the top to give myself a bit more slack to work on it. I looked for the parts and since I thought I had everything I needed I just went to work on it and thought I might as well change it. As I was cutting through the heat shrink, one of the legs came off. Apparently it was barely holding on. I'm guessing it's still fine, but since I used it for a while now I figured I might as well change it and test one of the 100k ohm versions I got off ebay. I took out the soldering station and went to work. I unfortunately didn't have any tiny leg heat shrink for them and they didn't come with any so I just re-used the old ones. Man, those things are tiny. I finally got it all back together and here are the pictures. In short, now you can just get the ones all set up for you with the wires and heat shrink on them for a few pennies. So I would recommend just getting those instead of the spares that don't come with anything as you'll have to do a bit more work. It's not impossible, but why go through all that. There were not many choices when I bought mine so there you go.