Hi. My glass lid came completely unglued in the back. It’s possible this is because the hinge appears to be stuck. I’ve contacted support and it will cost $1600 to replace. (I’ve only had the machine a year and a half- so this hurts). Any ideas of how to fix this? The hinge isn’t moving freely - but maybe it’s stiff on purpose.
I get that, but I can’t get the hinge to move at all to get the lid level for gluing. I’ve tried clamps and using my hands to move them - they’re not budging. Really trying to avoid the $1600 repair fee - my Glowforge is only a year and a half old and I use it a few times a month!
It’s going to be difficult to get the leverage you need to move those hinges. They will be extremely stiff. That glass lid has quite a bit of weight to it and those hinges keep it open effortlessly at pretty much any angle.
Interesting. I’m seeing very little glue - if anything, it’s hair thin. If I glue it as is, the lid will not sit level (the hinges appear about half an inch up from the resting spot.) I don’t see how gluing can fix this. I can’t print right now because I have a lid open error.
@grandmaster the simplest way to make this work is to unscrew the hinges from the machine and glue them in place on the lid. The hinge guards come off with a little effort, pull one side of the guard towards the other one, then pull down.
You’ll want to find the best epoxy/glue you can find, then after all is fixed and put back together, don’t forget to recalibrate your camera, since the lid will be put on slightly different than its original placement.
I wrote some steps on repair, but my hinges apparently we’re easier to adjust than yours, so again, I’d just unscrew them and glue them to the lid, then the torque of the lid and screw studs on the machine should help with positioning.
No problem! While the forum has been around for a long time with tons of reoccurring issues, it can be difficult to navigate to an exact answer. Glad to lend my assistance, especially because when it had happened to me, the information on self repair was very slim.
Hopefully you’re able to get some traction with the info I shared, Merry Christmas!