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Posted · Filament broke in the extruder

Hi, I was trying to change the filament in my U2 and it got stuck in the extruder. When I tried to get it out with pliers it broke at the exact beginning of the extruder and it is now impossible to grab it with pliers. I tried to push it back in with an other filament while holding the «release button» on the extruder, but it doesn't want to move. The reverse action or the extruder doesn't do anything either.

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What can I do?

Can I disassemble the extruder to get it out or is it dangerous/too hard to do?

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Posted · Filament broke in the extruder

It is not difficult to do. But, take a tip from da Clumsy Noob:

Take it off the machine first!! Yes, I pulled the back off once with the main body attached and it kinda flew apart and I lost the grommet and a spring.

Taking it off the machine will allow you to put it flat on a table and then unscrew things without it wanting to jump out at you.

And, now you know why I am da Clumsy Noob.......

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