Print head full of filament

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Print head full of filament

Post by blikristoffer » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:25 pm

I recently bought a UP mini 2 and I'm quite new to 3d printing. It's been a really fun and most of the time I manage to get quite good prints, exept today. This morning I started to print a small container. I made sure it begain to print properly and then I left it for a couple of hours. When I came back my print had lost contact with the bed and the entire print head was full of filament. I've uploaded a picture below.

Anyone has any good idea on how to remove this?

Filament: ABS
Print bed: pref board
Size of print: 50g
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Re: Print head full of filament

Post by tel » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:45 am

If you have a soldering iron, you can use that to try to cut away some of the bigger bits, you can then hopefully heat the printhead up and remove the pieces attached to that. If any of the electronic components are caught up in it you may be up for a new printhead.

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