Hot end running 100 degrees colder that display temp indicated
 

Hot end running 100 degrees colder that display temp indicated  

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Michael Dalzell
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MK3s 0.4 nozzle clogged.  Tried my usual unclogging routines but nothing would move. The clogged filament (PLA) felt solid even after setting the hot end temp to 250.  On a hunch, I checked the heat block temperature against the displayed temperature.  The block was 100 degrees colder that the displayed temp.  Is this just a case of a defective thermistor or will I need to replace the hot end.  How can I tell?

 

Posted : 28/01/2021 4:46 pm
jsw
 jsw
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How are you measuring the actual heat block temperature?

Posted : 29/01/2021 3:01 am
Michael Dalzell
(@michael-dalzell)
Active Member

I used both an IR (laser pointer) and probe thermometer.  The second to verify the first.  Klein Tools IR07.  Very fast and very accurat.

 

Posted : 29/01/2021 4:26 pm
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