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How to replace the heater cartridge on my UM2

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Hi all. My Ultimaker has jammed up plenty of times during its life. All of which were fixable with some work. This one however I will now need to replace my hot end as well as the wiring. I already have all the new parts I require but I am here today asking about what the best way to do this would be. Specifically how I should go about replacing the heater cartridge. The wires seem to be clamped down to the Arduino board, but when I tried to remove the board I found that I would have to take the side panel off that connects to the motor and I didn't want to risk messing something in there up so I haven't touch that. Not to mention the thousands of screws I would have to undo to get there. This jam is especially bad because it is Ultimaker ABS instead of PLA. I understand ABS isn't highly recommended for the Ultimaker but my application for the machine required a use of stronger filament. Never the less, I tried to melt the abs with a lighter but it only started to burn. I can't seem to get it to melt. That's why the head looks so burned...that's because it is. But now that I have the parts I am ready to make the swap. All I need now is the know how of how the change to heater wires.

Any and all input is appreciated :)

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- Josh

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