HELP NEEDED: Leaking from the enclosure of the hot end!

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n1xson
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HELP NEEDED: Leaking from the enclosure of the hot end!

Post by n1xson » October 15th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Hi all,

I bought my first 3D printer (Creality CR10) last week and printed a few nice small prints.
Switched filament (from white to black), before trying to print one of the essential upgrades for the kit, but found a significant amount of melted white filament coming from inside of the box in the hot end.
I've taken the case off of the hot end and seen a lot of filament that is just surrounding the hot end. See pictures attached:
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I've read that this is because of the connection between the filament feed tube and the hot end nozzleis not flush. I've tried following the guidelines, of losening the nozzle, before trying to retighten it (all whilst hot). But to no avail.

Help anyone?

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Re: HELP NEEDED: Leaking from the enclosure of the hot end!

Post by LePaul » October 16th, 2018, 10:05 am

Wow, how unfortunate. Where did you get the printer from?

It looks like, once you get that mess cleaned up, you will want to disassemble the hot end and put it back together making sure everything is snug and secure. Clearly it wasn't the first time. OR...you could take the opportunity to replace the hotend with a better, MicroSwiss all metal one.

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