WASP ZEN X Extruder – extruder looks crooked/one of the nozzles is covered

The fact that the extruder looks crooked or that one of the two nozzles is covered by a silicone part is a normal feature of your Zen X extruder, which is fitted as standard in the Delta WASP Industrial X series. This extruder is a double extruder with a tilting system, which means it can take two different positions:

POSITION 1: In this position, the extruder is tilted to the left, and the left nozzle is uncovered. This is called a left extruder or primary extruder.

POSITION 2: In this position, the extruder is tilted to the right, and the right nozzle is uncovered. This is called a right extruder or secondary extruder.

Manually forcing the extruder into positions other than these two can impair its proper functioning, so it’s important to avoid doing so.

The white silicone part under the extruder, called “anti ooze shield protection”, is used to physically cover the nozzle that is not in use during printing. This helps prevent plastic material from leaking out of the unused nozzle and soiling the model or printer.

Make sure this protector is properly attached to the extruder, and if it wears out over time, replace it with a replacement to ensure a clean, trouble-free print.