Need a replacement for my 3D printhead?
I have run into an issue which I'm not sure I've diagnosed correctly:
This started happening after many successful prints.
Intermittently; its as if there is a blockage in the head or tube while printing(this does not happen continuously) - where the feeder slips and the feeding tube bounces. Sounds weird I know but I didn't change any settings from previous prints, same head temp etc. (I'm not sure if the stepper is slipping or the filament drive gear is slipping)
Then I measured the head temp manually (on the outside) and I got a reading of 128 Celsius and it was set to 230 on the interface. Probably is hotter inside but I'm thinking this could be the issue.
(this also happens when I lower the bed , heat the printhead manually and extrude some filament)
So is the printhead caput?
If so how do I order a replacement?
Is this a good question?