Print head REALLY clogged with PetG

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iguanaman
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Print head REALLY clogged with PetG

Post by iguanaman » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:40 pm

I was trying to print a large black oreo but this time decided to use a glue stick since the print was really hard to remove last time.
This time the print came loose overnight and began building around the nozzle to the point of a giant ball of hard plastic. I've tried cutting and chipping away at this but it is pretty hard. Is there a way to salvage this or am I looking at buying a new print head/nozzle?
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iguanaman
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Re: Print head REALLY clogged with PetG

Post by iguanaman » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:56 am

A lot of hammer and chisel effort and I managed to get the plastic off. Two wires came loose during the process which I reattached. Major pain but currently printing a small object to see if it is going to function.

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Re: Print head REALLY clogged with PetG

Post by Orias » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:29 am

Reach out to the support team if you run into errors afterwards: https://LulzBot.com/Support. Did you reattach the wires with a crimped or soldered connection? Soldered connections near the heater block will not hold up.

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