Nozzle removal

Discussion in 'E3D-v6 and Lite6' started by Bill Clark, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Bill Clark

    Bill Clark Member

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    Posted this over on Reprap the noticed Sanjays post about his forum so here we are.

    What is the process for removing the nozzle from a used E3D? preferably while still on the machine. I want to play around with smaller nozzles and switch back and forth quickly. BTW, about 30 hours on my V5 and it has been flawless. Just need to find someone to write a nozzle wipe sub program cuz I'm tired of cleaning this things snoty nose right before a print
     
  2. Mike Kelly

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    I heat it up to loosen any plastic, then use a spanner to support the heat block and a socket wrench to remove the nozzle. Reinstall is basically the same as a stock install.
     
  3. Bill Clark

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    Thanks. I'll give it a shot
     
  4. Ralph Hilton

    Ralph Hilton Well-Known Member

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    I switched nozzles quite a bit for a while but eventually the thread on the heat block stripped. It has to be treated with care.
     

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