Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Manually lower build plate?

Recommended Posts

Hi all! 1st post. I had a print going while I was out yesterday and came back to find the print nozzle had snagged a piece of the print and created a plug that was forcing the hot filament upwards around the print head assembly. It happened early on in the print so by the time I got back there was a fat glob of hot ABS filling most of the inside of the fan shroud, right back around the heat and temp probe wiring. This morning was spent carefully heating the disassembled print head so I could cut away the plastic glob. The plastic around the temp probe wiring had melted but overall everything seems to have come through ok but the nozzle had to come off to be cleaned, or, possibly replaced.

My issue then was the ABS was holding both the heat and temp probe firmly in the nozzle block. Again I carefully heated the head incrementally higher and tried for an hour or so to wiggle the probes loose. I then tried wiping an ear bud dipped in acetone around the seam of each hole. This finally got the heat probe loose, however it's cable crimp broke (I've not been able to test if it still works yet) and its not perfectly round anymore so won't slide into the replacement nozzle that came with the printer.

The main issue, though, is the top of the temp probe finally broke off inside the nozzle at which point the fail safes kicked in and the printer will only display the "temp probe error, visit Ultimaker.com". This is an issue as I can't access the menu to raise the build plate so I can access the screws to the housing underneath to plug in the new temp probe.

Is there a way to manually raise the build plate or override the error message so I can access screws beneath?



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 114 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!