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How to change filament?

Hi Guys,

So I'm moving to ABS and need to change the PLA filament out. From what I understand I need to cut the PLA (currently in printer) heat the extruder and then feed the filament through and insert the new ABS)

Problem is how do I heat the extruder in this scenario? Manual control feeding is easy but I cant seem to get the extruder to heat up

Thanks!

Andre

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So it seems I was way to hasty to declare this a success... I got the extruder to heat up, cut the PLA and started feeding the ABS but low and behold the PLA will not budge.. at all... The nozzle is not blocked either..

Help please!?

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And as soon as I posted this I found the answer!

All good now. :-)

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Take the ABS and retract it out. Make sure when you heat it up that the ABS is entering the heater block.

You may have to take the head apart to make sure the filament is threaded into the heater block. I have had it jam in the feeder tube.

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Andre will be eternally grateful.
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