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[Solved] Recovering from fragmented filament


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Any one know how to recover a print head from fragmented filament?

I've managed to remove it from the feed lines but I'm leftwith a little stub sticking out the back of the print head


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If your filament has become brittle it is wet and must be dried before use or discarded. The filament in the back of the print head is also brittle and will be difficult to remove. I would follow the steps below, but if one round of this does not work you will need to open a support ticket to get further assistance. 

  1. Install the print head and turn on the printer. 
  2. Activate Advanced Mode.
  3. Heat the print head to 200 C and let it sit for at least one minute.
  4. Turn off the printer and remove the print head.
  5. Grab the exposed filament with a pair of pliers, being careful not to break it.
  6. Pull the filament out of the head. If it doesn't come out or breaks, you will need to do the manual purge found in the support pages. 
  7. Install the print head and turn on the printer. 
  8. Load known good filament and purge the head. 

You can find instructions to do all of this in the support pages on the CEL Support site. You will need to be logged in to access them. 


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