Filament leaked–How to clean/fix

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  • #30340

    leader0101
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    so i did not follow the instructions on the website and i didnt tighten the nozzle and some filament got into the white insulation that surrounds the square heating element.

    I am tempted to get a new extruder and deal with it later but is there a way to fix this without having to buy a new one or spare parts?

    I know i can get the nozzle and throat cleaned off but what about the filament that got into the white insulation?

    thanks for any help.

    #30342

    Ryan
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    Just take it off, Most of mine are gone now as well. I am pretty sure I won’t be shipping them with the insulation anymore.

    #30344

    leader0101
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    whys that?

    #30345

    Ryan
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    I have to disassemble all of them to remove the clog they all have when there are assembled because of that stuff. I don’t think they actually do much. Or in other words they are more hassle than they are worth.

    #30346

    leader0101
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    do you have an alternative extruder that i could get or a better one that would fit the MP3DP? just wondering.

    #30347

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Not yet, I have some things I am trying now but only so we can use some higher temp materials. I am a pretty big fan of these extruders.

    It is pretty easy to make a bracket for anything to fit though. all depends on what you want it for, these for me are the best option, maybe not for everyone though. After going to MRRF I saw so many different extruders, there is even a flex drive direct drive bowden style, blew my mind.

    #30350

    Jeffeb3
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    If you do want to replace the insulation, they are pretty cheap. I found one at microcenter even for $1.99, I think.

    I think the reason they are insulated is too keep The heat more consistent, and not hear you the plastic, but I don’t know how much that 1mm makes any difference.

    #30354

    leader0101
    Participant

    hey just letting yall know i found the insulation strips on amazon for a few bucks. so ill just clean the extruder and replace the insulation.

    #30355

    Ryan
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    I bought a bunch of the six sided ones for the site but I have no way to sell the kapton tape other than big rolls so I never put it up.

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