My extruder is pretty well blocked up.
Printing with Lulzbot ABS (this is my first reel of ABS, haven’t put anything else through) at 230c with the cura profiles downloaded from lulzbot.com.
I noticed that the filament was not coming out well today and the hobbed bolt was grinding the ABS. Lots of shavings in there, so I cleaned it off with the wire brush and tried again. As soon as there was any tension on the bolts, it started clicking. Sure enough, the hobbed bolt was chewing again.
I tried push filament through by hand but it’s clogged right up. The end of the filament is starting to melt when I pull it out but there is something stopping it going through to the nozzle.
I took the nozzle off (following the instructions in the manual) and soaked it in acetone to clean it out.
Once it was clean, and I could see light through the nozzle, I put it back on but there’s no change so I guess the block must be higher up above the nozzle…
Any advice or do I ‘simply’ have to take the whole thing apart and find the blockage?