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Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: Bo
Date: September 20, 2016 09:15PM
I've got a little gear (actually two) that I modeled and am looking to get 3D printed. Thought it might be right in some MRFers wheelhouse. It's a gear from out ice maker that stripped out and I'm trying to avoid buying a whole new motor or ice maker for that matter. Gear is about 20mm x 20mm x 24 mm

Let me know if anyone can help and I can post photo, rendering and 3D model.
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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 20, 2016 09:25PM
Check your local library?

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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: September 20, 2016 10:08PM
I'd be surprised if you couldn't order it from somewhere. Not from an appliance site, but from a site that sells gears.



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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: Bo
Date: September 21, 2016 12:20AM
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Check your local library?

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Already looked into that...one local library does have a printer but it is a much older model and I suspect it's not up to the detail I think I'll need. Thought I'd launch it out here in case someone had one.
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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: Bo
Date: September 21, 2016 12:45AM
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I'd be surprised if you couldn't order it from somewhere. Not from an appliance site, but from a site that sells gears.

I started looking into this as well but didn't find any gears that even seemed close. Could be bad Google FU on my end however.

Searched through these to no avail: [www.sdp-si.com] [www.gizmoszone.com] [www.surplusshed.com]

Photos of my broken gear here. 16 tooth small portion, 27 tooth larger end. If somebody can find this I'd be thrilled!


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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 21, 2016 08:23AM
Alternatively if you have a steady hand and a Dremel tool, you could theoretically replace the tooth with a piece of stainless steel by cutting a notch and gorilla gluing a steel tooth in its place.
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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 21, 2016 08:50AM
.......only know of double Ds........



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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: tenders
Date: September 21, 2016 09:28AM
Glue a tiny piece of stainless to a piece of, what, nylon? No way.

How long did it take to build the model for that gear?
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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: Bo
Date: September 21, 2016 10:54AM
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tenders
Glue a tiny piece of stainless to a piece of, what, nylon? No way.

How long did it take to build the model for that gear?

Model was quick...maybe half hour or so, mostly dialing in the calipers.

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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 21, 2016 01:59PM
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Bo
Model was quick...maybe half hour or so, mostly dialing in the calipers.


brand/model/year/serial number of fridge with a good macro pic of the product tag and the location in the ice maker might get you a lot more replies.

With a little work, you should be able to make a wax duplicate, which could be cast from aluminum pretty easily. I don't know if any forum members has a lathe/cnc machine to cut small gears.



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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: Bo
Date: September 21, 2016 04:07PM
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Bo
Model was quick...maybe half hour or so, mostly dialing in the calipers.

brand/model/year/serial number of fridge with a good macro pic of the product tag and the location in the ice maker might get you a lot more replies.

With a little work, you should be able to make a wax duplicate, which could be cast from aluminum pretty easily. I don't know if any forum members has a lathe/cnc machine to cut small gears.

Tracking down the replacement motor or entire ice maker is easy...just spendy! Tracking down that particular gear...very difficult! Thought it would be fun to model it and see if I could track down a hobbyist for an economic solution. I did find someone locally who will print my model for $10 so I'm going to give that a shot.

Entire ice maker $83 [www.ebay.com] DA97-07365G
Motor with gear $78 [www.tvserviceparts.com] SRM-27H
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Re: Anyone here actually own a 3D printer? I have a tiny job...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 21, 2016 05:05PM
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Bo
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Filliam H. Muffman
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Bo
Model was quick...maybe half hour or so, mostly dialing in the calipers.

brand/model/year/serial number of fridge with a good macro pic of the product tag and the location in the ice maker might get you a lot more replies.

With a little work, you should be able to make a wax duplicate, which could be cast from aluminum pretty easily. I don't know if any forum members has a lathe/cnc machine to cut small gears.

Tracking down the replacement motor or entire ice maker is easy...just spendy! Tracking down that particular gear...very difficult! Thought it would be fun to model it and see if I could track down a hobbyist for an economic solution. I did find someone locally who will print my model for $10 so I'm going to give that a shot.

Entire ice maker $83 [www.ebay.com] DA97-07365G
Motor with gear $78 [www.tvserviceparts.com] SRM-27H

I am going to guess that the printed part will last about a week. I would hesitate to buy a new assembly on ebay when $130 will get one on Amazon with a 90 day warranty.



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