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End of filament stuck

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hellsbells, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells New Member

    Feb 1, 2015
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    I was printing and came to the end of the filament but now there is a short piece not long enough to be pushed by the gear so it is in the print head. How do I get it out? I tried to push it out using more filament with the printer head hot but it didn't work. Suggestions?
  2. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
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    Feb 21, 2013
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    Open up the extruder feed (remove spring-loaded screws and open it up)
    pull it back out (you probably want to heat the hotend first).

    If that won't let you reach it with a hemostat or a pair of needle nose pliers then you are likely going to need to dismantle/remove the hotend to get it out.

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