The $200 Monoprice Select is inexpensive but also cheap, so experiences I've seen appear to involve lots of repairs. In spite of that, I've bought one, as I'm able to fix things (sometimes) and the first few prints have been pretty good quality. ( I hear this unit is also sold as a Wanhao I3 )
First repair was that the control knob only worked in one direction (fix: bad encoder-PCB connector cable. Repaired)
Upon trying to change filament, the feeder fitting that enters the hot-end heatsink has come off. This fitting has a thread, but strangely the heatsink does not seem to. As I tried to unscrew it, to check for a feed blockage, it just let go, and I see no part that could have held it in place. (See pic)
I'm guessing that it was just epoxy-glued to the heatsink. Sounds kludgy but possible. Does anyone know?
Can any other owner verify how theirs is attached?
[ Also, posted as a caution for someone else who tries to do this. :( ]