PLA blob clogged the hotend, What can I do to make my printer work again?
 

PLA blob clogged the hotend, What can I do to make my printer work again?  

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FrancescaT
(@francescat)
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Hello there, 

few days ago I sent a print and had to leave the office after having checked the first layers.

The day after I found a massive blob of PLA that was entirely covering the hotend, I heated the nozzle, after having tried to carefullt move the blob I got the MINTEMP err so I turned off the printer and removed part of the blob with a soldering iron tip. 

I think I can't get any further with the soldering iron (see pictures attached) as I am afraid to make it worse. I am afraid I broke the thermistor but I don't know how to tell as the hotend is still covered with PLA. I am also wondering if is worth to buy a new hotend. 

I need this printer to work again and I am willing to spend some repairation time, I don't know where to start though, any help will be much appreciated. 

thank you !

 

 

 

Posted : 17/08/2020 6:01 pm
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