How to clear a blocked nozzle on your 3Doodler Printer Pen
Modified on: Wed, 23 Sep, 2015 at 7:27 PM
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CLEAR A BLOCKED NOZZLE ON A 3DOODLER PRINTER PEN
- Turn your 3Doodler on
if you are using ABS filament wait until the light changes from red to blue
if you are using PLA filament wait until the light changes from red to green
- Insert a new piece of filament into the 3Doodler
- Try to feed the filament through on the Fast setting, if the filament does not flow from the nozzle gently assist by pushing the filament into the 3Doodler.
- If filament still does not start to flow the nozzle may need to be cleaned
- As per step 1 let the nozzle reach operating temperate for the relevant filament either ABS = blue or PLA = green
- Using a suitable spanner unscrew the nozzle counter-clockwise (anti-clockwise) while the 3Doodler is at operating temperature. if the nozzle is not hot when you try to remove it you may break the nozzle off in the 3Doodler.
- Repeat step 2 and 3 to see if filament flows with the nozzle removed. A blockage in the 3Doodler Pen itself can usually be pulled out or pushed back tube by using the two button reverse function. Use another piece of filament inserted in the nozzle end to attempt to push the jammed filament back out of the 3Doodler.
- To clear the nozzle itself soak the nozzle in a small jar of Acetone for 24 hours. (Acetone can be purchased at most hardware stores).
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