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Posted · Clean clogged printhead on Ulitmaker 3

Hello,

I started a print on our Ultimaker 3 and after 20 minutes a "blob" of PLA had built up around the nozzle. As the printer apparently had printed continously on one place, the PLA entered the printhead and everything is clogged.

On a side note, I started the print on our second printer and it printed fine, so it wasn't the file.

I can't remove it mechanically while applying moderate force. Do you have any tips for cleaning up the printhead in this case?

External view:

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Internal view:

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Is there a tutorial how to disassemble the printhead?

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    Posted · Clean clogged printhead on Ulitmaker 3

    Hi,

    I have no tipps about removing it other than heating the print core and carefully prying the filament from the nozzle.

    But you should definitely contact your seller and ask about a replacement of the nozzle silicone cover.

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