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Original+ filament clogged near the print head just above the nozzle

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See the attached photo, it seems like the is extra filament melted there. It also looks like dripping from the side of the nozzle, although it's a brownish looking goo, not silver as the filament..


Do you need to take the head out and clean it? Any suggestions what I should do? The problem I see is that the filament is not feeded through to the head, looks like it's clogged somehow. It works when I use the manual axis movement for the extruder head motor, but during a print, even though the motor and wheel are turning, the filament doesn't move further to the head.


Thank you.


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I think your hotend needs cleaning and or re-tightening, both of which you have to take the hoend carriage and hotend itself apart to do... Sorry to say, but back when I reached a similar point with my UMO I wen't for a new hotend instead or trying to fix the old one (I wen't E3D which are great, but there are a few options out there)

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Thanks for the info. My hotend is not clogged so it's basically working, the problem that still remains is I have some drippings that appear on the model.


I am reluctant to take everything apart as it was quite complicated putting it together in the first place. I remember like I tigthtened everything nicely, but maybe I didn't 🙂 I'm gonna continue using it like this for a while and see what happens.

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