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Posted · Cleaning filament stuck.

How does one tackle the problem of having a length of cleaning filament stuck in the top of the print head? The cleaning process was started by a certain youngster who shall for the time being remain nameless....

I thought they'd got it stuck in the core, but I've just removed that (bb 04) and it looks fine thankfully, also nice and clean! But the filament is stuck in the bowden connector hole, the tube is disconnected. It's not 'glued', it's kind of loose. The end of the filament must have swollen on the way in or the way out so now there's a blob on the end of the filament that's too large to come out of the top or out of the bottom.

I've pulled and pushed as much as I dare, before starting to bend metal and crack plastic to no avail.

What's the procedure from here? I'm happy to wield the hammer if needed.

Many thanks.

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Posted · Cleaning filament stuck.

take the head apart you should be able to get away with just the 4 top screws. once there is a little lift you should be able to remove the bowden clip (white thingi) if its stuck in the metal piece then you'll have to dismantle most of it. just take your time and don't force it.

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