Clearling HIPS jam in plastic part of head

Dear Helpful Friends,

I opened the head so the plastic portion of the head and the metal portion of the head are separated.

I can see that HIPS filament is stuck in the plastic portion of the tool head.

The metal extruder seems clear.

At the top of the tool head, the filament is broken below the bolt so I can’t grab hold of the filament.

Inside the tool head, the filament sticking out the bottom of the plastic portion also doesn’t provide a place to grab hold.

How can I get the plug out?

Thanks in advance.

Chris Rippel

I have had success using an allen wrench. Do not use a pointed tool as that will cause the filament to flair and potentially get stuck even harder.